Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky

On January 16th 2017, Professor Noam Chomsky released a statement in defense of Dr. Park Yuha’s right to publish her research on Comfort Women to the public. The statement reads as follows:

Dear the Judges in Korean Court;

My name is Noam Chomsky.

I recently noticed that Professor Park, Yu-ha, author of “The Comfort Women of the Empire” was accused by the Eastern Prosecution Office in Seoul.
I hereby express my great consternation and concern over the indictment over Professor Park Yu-ha for “defamation”. The indictment is unjust and improper, and I hope and trust that the prosecutor should withdraw it without delay, or if it is too late, I strongly ask you sentence her ‘Not Guilty’.
I also would like to declare that I am endorsing the statements addressed mainly by Japanese scholars in 26th November 2015. I am with them and Professor Park Yu-ha.

Jan 16, 2017
Noam Chomsky

Mr. Chomsky is an accomplished author, theoretical linguist, cognitive scientist, social critic and philosopher. Chomsky singlehandedly changed the study of linguistics through his assumption that language is a uniquely human cognitive capacity, suggesting that traits in the human brain gives birth to language and grammar.

Chomsky was a prominent anti-Vietnam war activist and attended MIT. In the late 1980’s, Chomsky published Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. Since the year of 1990, Chomsky highly embraced forms of political activism. Chomsky identifies himself as an anarcho-syndicalist or a libertarian socialist. Chomsky’s political writings have been heavily focused on concepts of ideology and power, also focusing on the media and state policy.


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