Friday, January 16, 2004

Another nice quote on Chomsky: "To be termed wrong by Chomsky carries the most disturbing of predicaments; for despite the honor of being mentioned by him, it comes with the knowledge that your wrongness is made immortally and indelibly public, for all future generations to see."

People like Alan Dershowitz, David Horowitz and even the likes of Simon Wiesenthal (and so many others) are surely going to be remembered not so much by what they have done and said in their lives but primarily by what Chomsky has said about them. I often find Chomsky to be a combination of devastating and hilarious, if hilarity can be permitted in the subjects under discussion. I suppose major figures like Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair and so on put their own bloody mark on history but its hard not to think a nice little branding (Kissinger: "remarkable ignorance and geopolitical fantasies, even by his standards"; Blair: "Every time he opens his mouth, he looks more disgusting and ridiculous") by Chomksy will ever accompany it.

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