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Noam Chomsky: What is Anarchism? (Book Talk) at MIT

  • Nov 18, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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"Noam Chomsky, world-renowned public intellectual and MIT Professor emeritus, will discuss the reasoning behind his fearless lifelong questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. Chomsky's anarchism is distinctly optimistic and egalitarian. It is a living, evolving tradition, situated in a historical lineage, which emphasizes the power of collective, rather than individualist, action. This event is based on the topic of Professor Chomsky's new volume, On Anarchism, available from New Press."

Nathan Schneider, author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse, will offer a brief introduction and moderate the Q&A session with the audience.

Now I move the time to meet to 5 pm but even then you may not get into Wong Auditorium with only 291 seating capacity. Daniel said they streamed the previous Chomsky event to monitors in a space with seating just outside the auditorium last time. I myself try to get there 4pm to line up with eBook or music. It is hard to get there early especially for those who work 9-5. I will be in line with my meetup sign and hope to see you guys probably after the talk. I am planning post-Book talk meetup nearby.

Web site: http://bostonreview.net/events#chomsky

Time: 5:30p–7:00p    Location: E51-115

Open to: the general public     Cost: Free

Sponsor(s): Political Science, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Boston Review For more information, contact:Daniel Pritchard [masked]
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We would like to have a dinner after his talk near MIT, if enough people are interested (and hungry).

Post Book-Talk Meetup: at Kika Tapas for Spanish food/drink.  http://kikatapas.com/

350 3rd St (Broad Canal Way)
Cambridge, MA 02142 -[masked]
Neighborhoods: East Cambridge, Kendall Square/MIT (it is an easy 5 min walk from Wong Auditorium/Tang Center)

Kika has both restaurant food and bar. After the talk, I will be right outside the door of the auditorium with a Meetup sign. If you do not see me, you can text me (phone number will be posted later). Otherwise see you at Kika Tapas.

Walking direction to Kika: Turn right on Amherst as you come out Wong Auditorium /Tang Center-> Bank of America building (left side) -> cross Main street and Broadway to 3rd street (you see Microsoft on your left) through a little park with the earth ball-> pass Zigo until you see the Riverside sign -> turn right on Broad Canal Way. Kika is 3rd or 4th restaurant after Za and Yvoo. - 4 min. walk

Parking for the Book-Talk: very tight but try meter parking around Amherst St., Main street, or Broadway. Third Street has also meter parkings




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  • IRONMAN

    CHOMSKY was encouraging in suggesting that anarchic change would have to come from the grassroots (never comes from the top down from entrenched powers that be) and that, despite the increasing surveillance and militarized state we find ourselves in (in what increasingly is an oligarchy), the impulse for self-determination we demonstrated through OCCUPY was a laudable extension of The Enlightenment. He quoted from Rudolph Rocker, Adam Smith, John Dewey, Shelley, and others. He honored, in particular, the work of our contemporary Gar Alperovitz who has long studied attempts at workers owning the means of production. ESOPs, anyone? By 'anarchy' the individual retains his own dignity and avoids being a wage slave. Thank you Mariko for organizing this and making possible the robust conversation at the multi-national followup at nearby Kika Tapas!

    ALLAN

    November 19, 2013

  • Mariko

    We enjoyed the Chomsky talk tonight. He is insightful as usual. Alan said about 150 people went to the overflow room downstairs. 4 of us had a wonderful dinner and conversation at Tika Tapas. What is the secret of Chomsky as he always draws a lot of people whenever he gives a talk. Intellectual power? anti-establishment? anti-CEO? Daniel, I do not know how many people actually showed up in this kind of event as many people did not have chance to find me for some reason or another. I could not find you guys somehow after the talk. Usually 30% show up is typical for a meetup. It all depends, though - as I had 110% show-up once last year for a movie. Anyway we had a good time both in the auditorium and the restaurant.

    November 18, 2013

  • Joshua K.

    With such interest in this event why don't we already have anarcho-syndicalism?

    November 18, 2013

  • Daniel

    78 people had RSVP, but I'm curious to know just how many showed up?.

    November 18, 2013

  • Mariko

    Hi folks for Anarchism,
    Kika Tapas has a big group tonight, so if you cannot find us there after the talk, try "COMMONWEALTH" restaurant next to Kika Restaurant. We may be there tonight. I do not know how many people would like to join in, but I expect at least several. See you soon.

    November 18, 2013

  • Mariko

    Here is my cell no. [masked] 7258. But usually I am not so efficient about texting/calling. You may try if necessary. I posted parking situation around the auditorium and walking direction to Kika from there as well. See you all at some point in the auditorium or Kika Tapas.

    November 18, 2013

  • Mariko

    HI I found a nearby restaurant for the post Book-Talk meetup. Please join us at Kika Tapas for Spanish food/drink. http://kikatapas.com/

    350 3rd St
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Neighborhoods: East Cambridge, Kendall Square/MIT (it looks like a 5-7 min walk from Wong Auditorium)

    Kika has both restaurant food and bar. After the talk, I will be right outside the door of the auditorium with a Meetup sign. If you do not see me, you can text me (phone number will be posted later). Otherwise see you at Kika Tapas.

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not able to get there in time and am sorry to miss this.

    November 16, 2013

  • Mariko

    Now I move the time to meet to 5 pm but even then you may not get into Wong Auditorium with only 291 seating capacity. Daniel said they streamed the previous Chomsky event to monitors in a space with seating just outside the auditorium last time. I myself try to get there 4pm to line up with eBook or music. It is hard to get there early especially for those who work 9-5. I will be in line with my meetup sign and hope to see you guys probably after the talk. I am planning post-Book talk meetup nearby.

    November 13, 2013

  • IRONMAN

    I visited Cambridge one July 4th, heard NOAM CHOMSKY, saw participatory democracy in action and right then and there decided to move to Beantown from out of state.

    November 13, 2013

  • Diana R

    I look forward to this. Thank you!

    November 8, 2013

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