His most famous accomplishment in linguistics is the theory of generative grammar, which he established in his 1957 book Syntactic Structures. His theory formed the basis of the school of generative linguistics.
Chomsky's political activities are the natural outcome of his theoretical model of the socio-economic control system at the heart of modern society. They cannot be critiqued properly without understanding his control model and the claims to its scientific standing.
- ...His politically ‘extreme’ conclusions are derived from his use of evidence created and supplied by those in power... (Alison Edgley)