Re: Chomsky

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 22:53:15 MDT

>From: "John Clark" <>

>Zero Powers <> Wrote:
> > Question: which of his books have you actually taken time to read?
>None, and I have no plans to do so. I've had the misfortune to read some of
>Chomsky's stuff on the web, not everything he's written, but then, you
>have to eat the entire egg to know it is bad. If I've misjudged him, if the
>has written one sentence, just one, about something other than linguistics
>that is wise please quote it here.

Like beauty, wisdom is in the eye of the beholder. I was just curious,
since you so affirmatively asserted that you could learn more from listening
to him fart than from listening to him speak, whether you had actually taken
the time to do read him at all, as opposed to simply gleaning the gist of
his political leanings and, based on little more than that, labeling him an

I am not nearly so hard on U.S. foreign policy as is Chomsky. But I find it
difficult to refute the facts he asserts in, for instance _Fateful
Triangle_. And if the facts are anything close to what he claims, his
conclusions cannot be all that far off the mark.


"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)

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