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Noam Chomsky Fanatic - 16/01/2003 10:22:46 PM

Hey Folks,


So I am reading some Chomsky today, when I come across this particular statement. Generally, I like Chomsky; yet, I find too often his favorite phrase is "I've gone over this before in other places, and so won't do it here". That being said, I have two books of his now, so perhaps will find those "other places."

Anyway, here's the quote I wanted your opinion on. It was in his response to a question on fundamentalist Islam.

"The US, in fact, is one of the most fundamentalist cultures in the world; not in the state, but in the popular culture."

As the question dealt with religious fundamentalism, I must assume that is what Chomsky was speaking of. Indeed, I had heard a statement much to the same a few days earlier. I guess, though, I cannot see it. Perhaps due to my proximity to it, or perhaps because it does not exist. I know there are fundamentalist Christians and Muslims in the US, but I do not perceive it as being in the "popular culture". So I'm interested in your take. Is he off the mark, or do you agree?

Regards,


F!



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Noam Chomsky - 16/01/2003 10:22:46 PM 255 Views
I think Chomsky has some axes to grind...so I think he's off the mark *NM* - 16/01/2003 10:25:05 PM 3 Views
Re: Have you read much of him? - 16/01/2003 10:27:38 PM 18 Views
Yeah - 16/01/2003 10:31:12 PM 21 Views
Just a question, since I'm a bit out of my depth - 16/01/2003 10:46:33 PM 22 Views
Re: Mostly, it means Fanatical. - 16/01/2003 10:49:53 PM 23 Views
Alrighty, then - 16/01/2003 10:54:56 PM 16 Views
Re: Okay, thanks. *NM* - 16/01/2003 11:00:13 PM 1 Views
LOL! - 16/01/2003 10:59:57 PM 31 Views
Re: Yes. - 16/01/2003 11:07:48 PM 24 Views
I don't agree. - 17/01/2003 12:12:33 AM 21 Views
Re: Fair enough. - 17/01/2003 10:32:20 AM 16 Views
Um.... I don't think you caught onto my point. - 18/01/2003 04:27:53 AM 14 Views
Re: Thanks for the thoughtful replies. - 18/01/2003 11:55:18 PM 5 Views
My old roommate was a big chomsky fan. - 17/01/2003 12:48:30 AM 23 Views
Re: How would you support his statement? *NM* - 17/01/2003 10:34:08 AM 2 Views
Noam Chomsky - the left-wing lunatic - 17/01/2003 02:30:14 AM 22 Views
Actually I think he's more of an anarchist. From what I've read. - 17/01/2003 08:53:48 AM 12 Views
Re: Thanks. - 17/01/2003 10:38:29 AM 15 Views
He's talking about the Bible-belt. - 17/01/2003 04:48:58 AM 25 Views
Re: Really? - 17/01/2003 10:52:05 AM 32 Views
I guess as one of the few vocal Southerners here, I should answer this - 17/01/2003 11:18:20 AM 19 Views
Re: Culture - 17/01/2003 11:26:17 AM 15 Views
Examples - 17/01/2003 11:41:42 AM 16 Views
My school system is easy to fool, and I'd quite like to read your post - 17/01/2003 02:19:36 PM 15 Views
I can sum it up here, in a few words instead - 17/01/2003 02:38:32 PM 10 Views
I'd agree, but I'd change one word. - 17/01/2003 03:55:22 PM 7 Views
True enough... - 17/01/2003 04:02:10 PM 6 Views
But the Racism/sexism is due to their version of Xtianity - 17/01/2003 03:03:47 PM 12 Views
Fair point. Just pls don't tar me or other Xtians with the same brush. *NM* - 17/01/2003 03:58:25 PM 3 Views
Yeah, but... - 18/01/2003 04:45:37 AM 7 Views
Re: Yeah, but... - 18/01/2003 05:11:38 AM 6 Views
Re: Those are rather flimsy. - 17/01/2003 07:08:33 PM 6 Views
Not really - 17/01/2003 07:36:24 PM 11 Views
Re: A few quickies. - 17/01/2003 08:42:11 PM 5 Views
Nah, those were just extreme examples - 17/01/2003 09:16:03 PM 11 Views
Re: Okay, thanks for your views. - 18/01/2003 11:56:58 PM 4 Views
I guess I see something different in his comment than most... - 17/01/2003 01:34:00 PM 10 Views
Re: Americanization, and I'm not sure I see your point. - 17/01/2003 07:13:00 PM 3 Views
Re: Americanization, and I'm not sure I see your point. - 17/01/2003 07:49:03 PM 9 Views
religious fundamentalism? - 17/01/2003 06:25:27 PM 5 Views
Re: I think you are. - 17/01/2003 07:19:27 PM 7 Views
he's insane *NM* - 19/01/2003 10:44:00 PM 1 Views