The Chomsky Drop
August 14, 2019 11:32 PM   Subscribe

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posted by fallingbadgers at 12:23 AM on August 15, 2019 [1 favorite]

I'll never understand why Chomsky is so much easier to read in interviews than in books. I've tried and tried to read his books, and his style is opaque to me; I can't tell when he is being ironic, or dry, or factual, and it's a slog. But his interviews are lively and fun (for some grim value of fun). Although I feel like I see Amy Goodman interviews with him every couple of minutes showing up on my various feeds, and all I can think is that she's stalking the poor man, forcing him on camera every minute of his life.
posted by mittens at 6:24 AM on August 15, 2019 [4 favorites]

I would like to hear his opinion of when and what the correct resolution will be of whether P equals NP.
posted by sammyo at 6:44 AM on August 15, 2019 [2 favorites]

if we didn't have to spend so much time fighting nazis we might have cracked that P = NP problem by now.
posted by Reclusive Novelist Thomas Pynchon at 7:12 AM on August 15, 2019 [8 favorites]

Thank you for the transcript!

I sure dig text.
posted by hank at 8:54 AM on August 15, 2019 [1 favorite]

For anybody else wondering, these are all recent.
posted by rhizome at 6:17 PM on August 15, 2019

Love me some Chomsky (and I listen to him frequently). Thanks for the post of some good talks!
posted by rmmcclay at 6:30 PM on August 15, 2019

Good stuff. Depressing, but good.
posted by odinsdream at 6:33 PM on August 15, 2019

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