American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Chomsky, Noam Born 1928. American linguist and political theorist who revolutionized the study of language with his theory of generative grammar, set forth in Syntactic Structures (1957).
- n. A surname.
- n. United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
“Maybe in a second printing hopefully as Petras devoted the final part of his book challenging Chomsky's view on the Lobby's power, listing what he calls Chomsky's eight "dubious propositions" and following that with what he calls Chomsky's "15 erroneous theses.”
“Petras then uses the above list to discuss what he calls Chomsky's 15 theses and uses the persuasive evidence presented in his book to take issue with them, one by one.”
“Petras begins by listing what he calls Chomsky's eight "dubious propositions:”
“Petras lists what he calls Chomsky's fifteen erroneous theses reflecting his long-held belief that the Lobby isn't as potent as the strong case Petras makes in this book that it is.”
“No, Professor Chomsky is inclined to believe there is more and stronger anti-imperialist sentiment today than in Concord, Massachusetts in 1846, when Thoreau spent his night in jail, or even in 1967, when thousands of young men decided to leave their country rather than be drafted, and Chomsky himself risked a long prison sentence for counselling them.”
“Noam Chomsky is the closest thing we have to Socrates in the American public square: a scathing questioner of virtually every common premise about who we Americans are and what we're up to in the world.”
“Noam Chomsky is a Nobel Prize winner in science and is more lefty and liberal than Churchill could even imagine.”
“Prof. Chomsky is about as reliable a source of information on Middle”
“I say this as someone whom often agrees and sympathizes with the points that Chomsky is trying to make.”
“The thing about Chomsky is that he sometimes does seem to take things out of context.”
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