Friday, January 31, 2003

15,000 people cram in to hear Chomsky address
"The key word at this year's World Social Forum, which ended Tuesday in Porto Alegre, Brazil, was "big." Big attendance: more than 100,000 delegates in all! Big speeches: more than 15,000 crammed in to see Noam Chomsky!"

Noam is virtually attaining rock star status. His voice and delivery style is dry, to say the least. He is not at all what would be described as "charismatic", or a platform orator. But the content of his talks is excellent, and that is what increasing numbers of people have come to realise.

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