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Chomsky & Chomsky: Apple & Tree
Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 8, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline

Posted on 08/11/2014 11:45:11 AM PDT by Academiadotorg

The old adage that the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree seems to be playing out with a vengeance in the family of legendary left-wing academic Noam Chomsky.

We’ve devoted considerable ink to the sage of MIT over the years and his affection for movements revolutionary and governments totalitarian. His daughter Aviva, an historian, is following in his footsteps at Salem State University.

“My recent work has been in three main areas: the Cuban revolution, northern Colombia’s coal industry, and immigration and undocumentedness in the United States,” her university page proclaims. “Thematically, I incorporate the issues of economic development, migration, labor, environment, and global inequality.”

“My book Linked Labor Histories looks at globalization as a long historical process with labor history at its center. It examines how employers have used regional inequalities to gain access to cheaper workers through immigration, plant relocation, and by using the threat of these two tactics to discipline their workers. I focus on several interrelated case studies in New England and Colombia, including the textile industry, the banana industry, and the coal industry, to argue that local labor histories are best understood in a global context. I recently published a brief, analytical college-level text on the Cuban Revolution, and two books on immigration: They Take Our Jobs! And Twenty Other Myths about Immigration, and Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal. My current research projects include a global history of coal intertwined with a microhistory of northern Colombia, and a history of international solidarity in the Americas.”

In a column for The Daily Signal, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Mike Gonzalez remembered that when he debated Chomsky, ”she had declared that there is no repression in Cuba.” Even the Obama Administration, which has adopted a kinder, gentler approach to the Castro regime than its predecessors, won’t go that far.

“The national leadership that included members of the military maintained effective control over the security forces, which committed human rights abuses against civil rights activists and other citizens alike,” according to the U. S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. But does Aviva carry this myopia on human rights into the classroom? Her Rate My Professor.com ratings indicate that she does:

“I have no problem with political leftists. But this woman is so far left she’s off the edge of the map. WAY OFF. Her views are so idealistic and extreme that most of her insight is simply useless. And I hate how rigidly PC everyone has to be during class discussions, otherwise she’ll hate you. Steer clear of this one if you can!” “Easy grader if you agree with her opinions, big on essay titles, class is discussion based with no tests” (That was one of her favorable ratings.) And here’s another rave: “Chomsky really REALLY knows her stuff, but if you’re not devoted to Latino studies then take another course. She seems to only want her own views reflected in papers, so if you absolutely have to take one of her courses for a diversity requirement get ready to BS your way through papers. A nice lady, though.” “If you can recite the **** that she preaches back on papers you’ll do fine.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: avivachomsky; cuba; noam

1 posted on 08/11/2014 11:45:11 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg

He should have just named her Palindrome.


2 posted on 08/11/2014 11:46:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Academiadotorg

Global inequality. Stopped reading right there.


3 posted on 08/11/2014 11:48:50 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Academiadotorg

More like anus and hemorrhoid.


4 posted on 08/11/2014 11:50:04 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: Academiadotorg

Aviva ?

Don’t they make paper towels ?


5 posted on 08/11/2014 11:50:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Academiadotorg

He had an IQ limited to semantics and churned this into one idea. He actually thinks that intelligent folks actually believe the plethora of Obamastuff he’s been belching from his nether hole.

The daughter was not blessed with any reason at all...and is a free-running oscillator.

In other words, Chomsky or not, she’s a bimbo.

Really, does anyone give a smelly Obama about either of them now?


6 posted on 08/11/2014 11:52:13 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Academiadotorg

Being a Useful idiot for the International Socialists/Soros is the family business, and they make A LOT OF MONEY doing it.


7 posted on 08/11/2014 11:55:56 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Academiadotorg

“Undocumentedness”?
You can always tell an “Intellectual” by the lengths they’ll go to obfuscate the obvious.


8 posted on 08/11/2014 11:57:39 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Academiadotorg

So, Salem STATE is paying her to brainwash the taxpayers’ kids who attend that taxpayer funded school?


9 posted on 08/11/2014 12:02:55 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SJSAMPLE

and make up new words, no matter how awkward.


10 posted on 08/11/2014 12:10:59 PM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: EDINVA

I am not surprised. Salem State was a third rate College in a fairly good State College System, my sister graduated from there.

When niece of the disgraced disbarred EX Congressperson (Rat Mass) Mike Harrington took over the place sunk even lower.


11 posted on 08/11/2014 12:15:17 PM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: Academiadotorg

Noam really should have stuck to linguistics as, it seems, his dysfunctional political and cultural stupidity is contagious.


12 posted on 08/11/2014 12:18:26 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Little Bill

ah, there’s an explanation for everything!


13 posted on 08/11/2014 12:24:09 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: JimSEA

His linguistics sucks too. Mostly pseudomathematical gibberish designed to masquerade as science. Obsession of this type nearly destroyed two generation of linguistics after a century of masterful German, British, and American work. We are just now regaining our senses in these studies and his deep structures are largely ignored.


14 posted on 08/11/2014 12:27:00 PM PDT by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: Academiadotorg

Look up “insufferable bore” in the dictionary, and Chomsky’s picture is there.


15 posted on 08/11/2014 12:39:48 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: Academiadotorg
Chomsky really REALLY knows her stuff

She doesn't know Shite. If she did than her views on communism would be 180degree from what they are. And she wouldn't get all wet at the mention of Che.
May she rot in a gulag with that nut she calls her father.

Ed

16 posted on 08/11/2014 12:47:42 PM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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To: JimSEA

I saw him lecture on linguistics back in the 1970s, It was pretty boring too. I still remember his opening joke: “I’ll try to appeal to your tactile senses rather than your better natures.” Well, for Noam, that was a joke.


17 posted on 08/11/2014 12:48:39 PM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: EDINVA

another good argument to end taxpayer funding of such schools


18 posted on 08/12/2014 6:41:26 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: EDINVA

You would have to grown up in the area in order to understand the complete political stupidity of Salem and other parts of Eastern Essex County.

My family were early settlers and they would be shocked, shocked I tell you, by how low the place has sunk.


19 posted on 08/13/2014 9:33:42 AM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: Academiadotorg

Undocumentedness. Oh yeah -- sign me up for her course right away!

20 posted on 08/13/2014 9:51:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Little Bill

So much dramatic change in my (long) lifetime. I think one problem is that the left never, ever stops its march. The goal is ever in mind.

Conservatives get off track and fail to reach their goals by bickering with each other, XYZ isn’t conservative enough. Self-defeating nonsense. We see it on these threads every single day.

We’re from old MD settlers. Same thing as MA. No one would recognize the place.


21 posted on 08/13/2014 10:13:33 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
I will give an example of “Old Families” around here. I had a guy, who worked for me, one of whose fore fathers was hung in Salem as a witch, who was a committed Fabian Socialist. Then you have John F’n Kerry and many others in his family.
22 posted on 08/13/2014 10:34:03 AM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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