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Noam Chomsky Continues to Inspire

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Western Civilization Survives

Weeks later, I introduced Chomsky at a large FAIR conference in Los Angeles; I mentioned his recent PBS guest spot and got a big laugh by referring to our jokey headline "Western Civilization Survives." Amid the laughter, I could hear Chomsky off-stage behind me, saying, "Oh, heck!" -- disappointed by his ineffectiveness.

While he didn't succeed through that one TV appearance in bringing an end to Western imperialism, or what passes for Western Civilization, he goes on trying at age 85. 

Happy birthday, Noam!

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Jeff Cohen is director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, where he is an associate professor of journalism. He founded the progressive media watch group FAIR in 1986.

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For all his outspokeness, Noam has lost a big part... by Nick van Nes on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 6:29:30 PM
If you devoted half as much attention to the criti... by Gary Williams on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 9:07:51 PM
Only YOU mentioned demo.... Without addressing WHI... by Yes on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 10:25:48 PM
Totally agree, Nick.  Chomsky = Left Gatekeep... by Truth Will Prevail on Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 10:17:47 AM
Yeah Nick, I am with you......  Chompsky l... by Yes on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 10:11:30 PM
Interesting article___Nobody,s perfect____and Chom... by jean labrek on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 7:50:16 PM