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Robert Campbell

The Divided Legacy of Noam Chomsky (2000)

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Here's a talk that I gave at the TOC Summer Seminar in 2000.

http://hubcap.clemso...dlegacy2000.pdf

For several years, it was available at David Brown's site, The Daily Objectivist.

Robert Campbell

Nifty paper.

Ba'al Chatzaf

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Peter Collier & David Horowitz did a collection of essays called "The Anti Chomsky Reader"

which came out in 2004. It has many great essays and is well worth reading.

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Chris G,

Did Collier and Horowitz get into Chomsky's linguistics, or was their book strictly about his politics?

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Chris G,

Did Collier and Horowitz get into Chomsky's linguistics, or was their book strictly about his politics?

Robert C

Robert here is a review from Reason on line

http://www.reason.com/news/show/36575.html

"The Anti-Chomsky Reader is a polemical broadside intended to slam Chomsky into oblivion. Reviewing his career and ideas, the discussion reaches back to the 1960s and his anti-war activism, then moves to the Cold War, the media, Israel, the Holocaust, 9/11, and, finally, Chomsky's linguistics. The editors, Peter Collier and David Horowitz, are active intellectuals in the Republican Party: Collier is the publisher of Encounter Books, a conservative press in San Francisco, and Horowitz, the editor of FrontPageMag.com, is a prolific writer who courts confrontation with the left. Other contributors also are experienced culture warriors. They include Ronald Radosh, a former Communist and SDS member who steered rightward after he researched the Rosenberg case and found evidence of guilt; Eli Lehrer, a former editor at American Enterprise magazine; and Stephen Morris, a fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute and long-serving anti-communist scholar.

Their aim is to topple Chomsky's standing--a task easier to conceive than to complete. Chomsky's unyielding anticapitalism tempts many critics into an equally strident anti-Chomskyism. The temptation is particularly strong for Collier and Horowitz, who have complex personal histories dating back to their days editing Ramparts, a leading leftist magazine in the 1960s and early '70s. Now staunch conservatives, they have renounced their former comrades, especially icons such as Chomsky."

This is from the review.

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