Noam Chomsky, sometimes referred to as “the father of modern linguistics”, is a political activist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and philosopher who currently is the Laureate Professor at the University of Arizona. He is the author of over 100 books and generally recognized as one of the greatest living public intellectuals. He is also one of the most cited scholars in the social sciences in history. His most recent book, Yugoslavia: Peace, War, and Dissolution, is a collection of his previously published essays on that country. In it, Chomsky reflects on the way international politics has affected Yugoslavia over the past 25 years and what it means for the global socioeconomic landscape.