Thursday, October 07, 2004

Chomp, Chomp

Watching people eat is considered impolite, but I can't help grinning with pleasure as I watch Oliver Kamm continue to chew up Chomsky.

Chomsky is pernicious not only for his allegiances but also for his practices: he is deceitful. Nothing that he says can be taken on trust. It is rare that he cites scholarly sources, as opposed to newspaper reports or references; and whatever source he does cite is proffered with a shocking disregard for accuracy. I gave a number of examples in my earlier posts, which necessarily had to be lengthy because Chomsky’s consistent practice is to strip his reference of context that would make sense of it.