Dr. Noam Chomsky is  a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, author, political activist and professor emeritus at MIT . (Photo: Stephen Newton)

Dr. Noam Chomsky is  a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, author, political activist and professor emeritus at MIT . (Photo: Stephen Newton)

After we read “Who rules the World,” by Noam Chomsky, and watched the film, “Requiem for the American Dream,” (available on Netflix and Amazon) which features Chomsky, we knew we had to include an interview with him in our documentary.

Thanks to the digital age we live in, we were able to send him an email requesting an interview.  Dr. Chomsky agreed to give us 30 minutes, and off we went to Cambridge, Massachusetts, by car—nearly 900 miles one way—two days there and two days back. The trip was worth it.

We had one question for Chomsky, “Why do we have a homeless problem in the wealthiest, most powerful country in the world?” He not only answered our question, we left feeling honored to have met such a brilliant, gracious and humble individual. The world is a better place with Dr. Chomsky in it.

Watch his film and read his book, or check him out on YouTube here.