February 12, 2012 SouthAmerica: It is so important that you keep an open mind to new ideas, and to the opinions of people with superior analytical capabilities such as Noam Chomsky. It is important not to dismiss someone simply because youâve heard his opinion about something that you disagree with â then you wrote that person off about everything else. Noam Chomsky is considered the number one intellectual alive here in the United States today. He is the number one most quoted âliving authorâ today, and he is the number 8 most quoted author in history. I love Noam Chomsky, and I enjoy all his lectures and writings. Noam Chomsky Q&A: "Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours" â February 11, 2012 <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XWVWOiRzPb0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Noam Chomsky answers questions after delivering speech at the University of Maryland Friday, January 27, 2012 Noam Chomsky - Crisis And Hope: Theirs And Ours <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ycWOlvsi-44" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> More than 2,000 people attended this historic address, captured here, in which Chomsky offered a powerful analysis of the current economic crisis and its structural roots; the continuity in U.S. foreign policy under the Barack Obama administration; the class interests driving U.S. domestic and foreign policy. He also speaks here at length about the tradition of worker self-management as a concrete alternative to the business as usual approach of corporations and the government during the current crisis. The DVD also features and Introduction by Amy Goodman and a one on one interview with Noam Chomsky. .