Video of the Day…Gore Vidal & Hitchens on Chomsky

Posted on August 30, 2012


Robert Pollard

Today’s Video of the Day is of Gore Vidal and Christopher Hitchens telling the same funny anecdote about one of my favourite writers and thinkers – Noam Chomsky. Professor Chomsky first came to my attention when I was studying English A-Level. He is one of the most celebrated and important linguists ever, something that became clear as I continued to study language at university. Nowadays, I am more interested in his anti-American foreign policy lectures rather than his theories of generative grammar. He is a man whose opinion I respect greatly. But what makes him grind his teeth? This video reveals all. Hat-tip for the video goes to @_RichardHall