Noam Chomsky and Edward W. Said

NOAM CHOMSKY is known throughout the world for his political and philosophical writings as well as for his groundbreaking linguistics work. He has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955 and remains one of America's most uncompromising voices of dissent.

EDWARD W. SAID was born in Jerusalem, Palestine and attended school there and in Cairo, Egypt. He is Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He is the author of Orientalism, Covering Islam, After the Last Sky, Culture and Imperialism, and many others. He is a former member of the Palestine National Council.