Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Reading Chomsky

Reading Chomsky's latest. Really like the "superpower" of world public opinion emphasis, as a counter to American state power, among other things. His use of the term "terrorism" in describing American foreign policy is quite dissonant, and also not quite clearly explained and justified to those unfamiliar with Chomsky. Some will be turned off by that.

A few chapters in, and will only say so far that the establishment has a daunting task trying to debunk this. I've been keeping up with Chomsky's work for a decade, and feel qualified enough to rate him at the top of his game right now. Noone should ignore this information. Challenge it, debunk it, discredit it, absorb it, assimilate it, recharacterize it, champion it. Just don't ignore it. It's high-quality information, and deserves consideration and scrutiny.