Empty ‘Posturing'

| July 03, 2013


Znet | Noam Chomsky's well-known political views have tended to overshadow his groundbreaking work as a linguist and analytic philosopher. As a result, people sometimes assume that because Chomsky is a leftist, he would find common intellectual ground with the postmodernist philosophers of the European Left. Big mistake. In this brief excerpt from a December, 2012 interview with /Veterans Unplugged/, Chomsky is asked about the ideas of Slavoj /Žižek/, Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida.


Znet | Noam Chomsky's well-known political views have tended to overshadow his groundbreaking work as a linguist and analytic philosopher. As a result, people sometimes assume that because Chomsky is a leftist, he would find common intellectual ground with the postmodernist philosophers of the European Left. Big mistake.

In this brief excerpt from a December, 2012 interview with /Veterans Unplugged/, Chomsky is asked about the ideas of Slavoj /Žižek/Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida. The M.I.T. scholar, who elsewhere has described some of those figures and their followers as “cults,” doesn’t mince words.

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