I'm a big fan of Noam Chomsky, but that doesn't mean I'm a worshipper. There is a difference. I admire his intellect; although like most professors, at least the ones I've met, he seems to be under that mistaken impression that having a PHD means you are never wrong.
Regardless if I agree or disagree with his views on terrorism, which seem limited to him dryly defining the term in context of East vs West over and over again, I'm always fascinated by his conviction and knowledge of history. Unlike a lot of "intellectual" heroes on the left and the right Chomsky never delves into heavy handed sensationalized propoganda.
He recently did an interview with Memri TV which I think you'll find interesting, that is if you enjoy Chomsky. If not forget this whole post.
You can find the video here.
"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume." - Noam Chomsky