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About Chris Knight

Chris Knight is a research professor at University College London and a co-founder of the international evolution of language conference series, EVOLANG. His latest book is Decoding Chomsky: Science and revolutionary politics, Yale 2018. His website is www.scienceandrevolution.org

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Adam Bychawski

Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Explaining Chomsky’s strange science: a reply to Randy Allen Harris

“I am attempting to explain Chomsky’s part in the postwar overthrow of behaviourism and the dramatic triumph of the so-called ‘cognitive revolution’.”

Why Chomsky felt ‘guilty most of the time’: war research and linguistics at MIT

This article continues our ongoing debate on whether military funding affected Chomsky's linguistics. The author contests the argument that, for the renowned linguist, such funding was always a non-issue.

Chomsky’s choice: how the linguist’s early military work led to a life of campaigning against the military

Noam Chomsky’s choice was to launch himself as an outspoken anti-militarist activist even while remaining in one of the US’s most prestigious military labs. It came at a cost.

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