Captain America
July 6, 2016

Viggo Mortensen Knows His Chomsky

The New York Times featured a profile of Viggo Mortensen who stars in the new movie ‘Captain Fantastic.’

His character Ben Cash “a former college professor raising his six children in a yurt somewhere in the woodsy Pacific Northwest… For transportation, they have an old hippie school bus, and instead of Christmas they celebrate Noam Chomsky Day… It’s hard to imagine a part tapping more deeply into the inner Viggo. Mr. Mortensen is himself not a back-to-the woods survivalist, exactly, but he knows his Chomsky and lives about as far off the grid as a major movie star can and still get work.”

In 2008, Viggo Mortensen, narrated the trailer for the graphic novel edition of Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of American Empire’:

Watch the trailer for ‘Captain Fantastic’:

Learn more about “Gnome” Chomsky’s! (this photo of “Gnome” Chomsky is courtesy of Sara Bershtel, publisher of Metropolitan Books).
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Who Rules the World

Who Rules the World

The world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights

Power Systems

Power Systems

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire

A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers

Failed States

Failed States

The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

Forceful, lucid, and meticulously documented, Failed States offers a comprehensive analysis of a global superpower that has long claimed the right to reshape other nations while its own democratic institutions are in severe crisis.

Hegemony or Survival

Hegemony or Survival

America's Quest for Global Dominance

With the striking logic that is his trademark, Chomsky tracks the U.S. government's aggressive pursuit of "full spectrum dominance" and vividly lays out how the most recent manifestations of the politics of global control-from unilateralism to the dismantling of international agreements to state terrorism-cohere in a drive for hegemony that ultimately threatens our existence.

Imperial Ambitions

Imperial Ambitions

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In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling 9-11, our foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign policy

A People's History of American Empire

A People's History of American Empire

A Graphic Adaptation

Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form

About the Author

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political works, including Hegemony or Survival and Failed States. A professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT, he is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

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