Video of the Day…Gore Vidal & Hitchens on Chomsky

Posted on August 30, 2012

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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

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