Noam Chomsky Gets 'Invisible Hand' Concept Completely Backwards
One of the running gags in Canadian playwright Jason Sherman's controversial 1995 work Reading Hebron sees its overwhelmingly liberal Jewish characters regularly sighing, "Ah... Chomsky..." with the kind of ecstatic reverence you'd expect from Catholic saints in the midst of a mystical trance.
The play is still semi-regularly revived, and I doubt any dramaturge has felt it necessary to single out that line as anachronistic.
Unpopular opinion alert: Chomsky's not all bad.
And asking why it takes 90 minutes longer to get from Boston to New York than it did in 1970 is more than reasonable.
(Although I suspect his solution might not be...)
However, one of Chomsky's recent speeches has just been uploaded to YouTube, and one of my fellow Canadian bloggers, Richard Klagsbrun, is tearing into it with relish, as you'll see on the next page. (Language warning.)