Re: Chomsky (was: Christopher Hitchens' Column)

From: Michael Wiik (
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 08:33:24 MDT

Mike Lorrey <> wrote:

> Considering that Chomsky is one of those types who continues to make
> excuses for the Khmer Rouge's killing fields (one of Chomsky's cause
> celebre), he is indeed as John describes.

I've heard that, but never actually read it myself. Which is good, since
I think I got some useful stuff out of some writings of his about the
differences in american press coverage when reporting on el salvador vs.
nicaragua. If I had first encountered Chomsky via his defense of the
Khmer Rouge I doubt I would have read further.

What think you, extropians? Would you rather be judged by the best thing
you wrote, or the worst?



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