Noam Chomsky Speaks at Nottingham High School on Opposition to bin Laden Killing

More than 1,000 people showed up at Nottingham High School on Wednesday to hear linguist and political analyst Noam Chomsky speak about American foreign policy, public education and how it feels to be called stupid.

During the question and answer period, Chomsky addressed a recent article by journalist and author Christopher Hitchens that says "the professor's pronouncements about Osama bin Laden are stupid and ignorant."

The Syracuse Peace Council is celebrating its 75th anniversary. And it's marking the occasion with a critical look at U.S. foreign policy.

Political analyst Noam Chomsky spoke at Nottingham High School last night. Chomsky is a prolific writer and speaker on U.S. foreign policy who is known for his suspicion of big media, big business, and big government. It was a packed house at the high school auditorium to hear him speak.

Chomsky made the remark at the 25th anniversary celebration of the national media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting in New York, Democracy Now reported on Wednesday.

At the meeting, Chomsky sketched out his views about the brewing popular revolutions sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa, expressing doubt that the US would allow authentic democracies to flourish in the region.