Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Noam Chomsky Publishes on the Huffington Post

I am sure that those of you who are acquainted with some of the academics surrounding the Leftist point of view on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is familiar with Noam Chomsky, the linguistic turned expert-on-everything. Chomsky writes on a great number of topics, including the Middle East conflict as well as foreign relations of the United States. More than any other academic I am familiar with, he lets his viewpoint influence his writings. And his viewpoint is: People with power (aka the rich) are always wrong, people without power (aka the poor) are always right. This is pretty much the Leftist point of view in a sentence, which is therefore no surprise that Chomsky adopts it. Here is some more info about him, from a critical point of view (I'll admit it).

Anyway, Chomsky has now published a piece on the Middle East conflict in his very first article on the Huffington Post! I'm surprised that they took so long to bring him into their stable. Anyway, the article is too long and I don't have the time to do a whole analysis, but it's Chomsky, you don't even have to read it: Israel is wrong about everything. And it brought out more than a few comments of note. Here is one for example:

Awesome. Between this and Ahmed Moor's recent works, it seems like the Huffington Post, which already has a reputation as a hard-left clearinghouse, is only playing host to more extreme points of view. Of course, we've known this for a while.

1 comment:

  1. The HP is not known for dispassionate coverage of events. But by bringing on board a Far Leftist, one so extreme that his viewpoint has been utterly irrelevant to the American mainstream for decades, its revealed merely being left of center is not enough. It has to go join the fringe. I'm expecting Norman Finkelstein to put in an appearance there very soon.


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