Monday, November 8, 2010

Lack Of Class

Don't get FLG wrong, he thinks Noam Chomsky is a huge tool. But FLG came across this video of Chomsky discussing William F. Buckley's passing, and the entire tone is surprisingly off-putting:


The Ancient said...

I've always found Chomsky a very unpleasant man.

(And I've always wondered why someone nominally devoted to anarcho-syndicalism would devote such enormous energy over the past half-century to blighting the careers of young academics who dissent from his linguistic doctrines. It will be interesting to see what happens in that field once Chomsky's paralyzing influence is gone.)

Anonymous said...

It's an academic tradition to piss on the graves of rivals whom you have survived. dave.s.

The Ancient said...

dave s. --

I'm not sure I agree with that.

My point, poorly expressed, is that Chomsky has acted as a gatekeeper for boys and girls who could potentially challenge him. That's all.

(The balance of this conversation should take place at Flavia's blog. If anywhere.)

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