An interview with Noam Chomsky and why he signed the Harper’s letter

Why Evolution Is True

I’ve been remiss in following—or even learning about—Noam Chomsky. I’m not much into linguistics, and, truth be told, I couldn’t even recount his big contributions there beyond the concept of Universal Grammar, or how well they’ve stood up over time. I have read several of his political pieces, so I’m aware of his severe criticism of the American government and its actions overseas, and not just under Trump. But in the past few years I haven’t read a word he’s written.

Chomsky is now 91, and when I saw him at a meeting in Puebla, Mexico a few years back, he was frail and needed help walking. But that’s to be expected at his age, and, according to the interview with Anand Giridharadas in The Ink (click on screenshot below), Chomsky is as sharp as ever. According to Wikipedia, he’s now a part-time professor of linguistics at the University…

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  1. hilarytee
    Aug 14, 2020 @ 04:36:39

    Thank you. I first discovered Chomsky at Vic while studying for a linguistics degree in the late 70s. Have ‘followed’ him to some degree ever since, as one does many fine minds. Enjoyed this and you’re right…still sharp.

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