From: "John Cowan" <cowan@...> > Chomsky was a leftist long before he was a linguist, and has been > more or less continuously denouncing American foreign policy since > the Vietnam War. (Which in Vietnam is called the American War, not > illogically.) You can easily find American yahoos who will denounce > Chomskyan linguistics, and indeed linguistics generally, as a criminal > enterprise on the strength of Chomsky's political opinions. I was reading the Wikipedia article on him last night (and yes, I do intend to keep any political discussion here to a minimum). His degree is in linguistics; his politics, which are actually anarchist-left and very anti-Marxist as well as anti-capitalist, are a hobby that he happens to be very good at. I haven't read his linguistic or political writings yet, however, and since I have an intense interest in both fields, I ought to. ~Danny~ Si hoc legere scis, nimium eruditionis habes.