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Noam Chomsky was voted to be the most important intellectual in the world. This group is for those who want to learn more about him.

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Comment by Daniel on July 6, 2010 at 4:56am
You created the Noam Chomsky group and also watch TYT daily? Statistical evidence already! =)

Chomsky isn't mentioned on the show much but they have reviewed The Corporation (a documentary) so Cenk is at least aware of Chomsky to some unknown extent.

Perhaps there is no significant influence between them but that is part of the question I'm trying to answer, how should I weigh the theory to the evidence? I think it would add less credibility if Cenk was fitting his understanding of the world to Chomsky's description rather than the analysis being a means in of itself, even if the modeling of viewpoints was accidental. I know that brings up other issues of credibility and how it should be measured but I'm just laying the ground work.

They both reach many of the same conclusions as you noted with economic, political and media issues. Perhaps each conclusion was reached separately by different methodologies.

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Chomsky figures out why the media works the way it does using theory then describes and evaluates it where as Cenk measures the way media works (~3hrs of reporting on the news a day) and then creates a data driven description of why the media works the way it does. Both individuals ideas inevitably have reached similar/same underlying theories with differences in overall scope.

Another reason I ask is that since I'm fairly new to many of Chomsky's ideas, some sound ...conspiratorial? Then I look at his credentials and go well... it is a tough fight he is engaged in of that I have no doubt. Chomsky has addressed this issue formally but I wasn't satisfied; his argument made sense but relied on circular logic so I can't simply validate his points logically as I would expect from a good theory, I have to measure them.
Comment by Daniel on July 4, 2010 at 6:37pm
I've been a listener of The Young Turks for some time and recently became interested in Chomsky again through politics this time instead of through linguistics. Does anyone else listen to TYT and have you noticed significant Chomsky influence?
Comment by Ralph Dumain on March 24, 2010 at 7:39am
I could barely stay awake through this.
Comment by Ralph Dumain on December 22, 2009 at 9:07pm
None of this has anything to do with Chomsky--either his linguistics or his politics? Are you pulling our leg?
Comment by Tedster on December 22, 2009 at 9:01pm
You guys are intrigue me to get this. I am a terrible writer, but I do have interests in things like origins of words and etymologies.
Comment by E Alsmann on November 23, 2009 at 12:40pm
We used Chomsky's "Grammar" as a textbook in one of my many Linguistics classes. It's a great read, assuming you have a similar passion for language as Noam & I do ;)
Comment by Sitakali on November 17, 2009 at 12:36am
Thank you, Structure Theory. I would have created the group if you hadn't.
Comment by Structure Theory on November 5, 2009 at 9:59am
Simply to have a presence. Libertarianism and socialism are both words that have been twisted to drastically different meanings on the American political landscape.... it's time these words get reclaimed... hopefully the presence of that group will clue libertarians in to the fact that the philosophy they praise is not so much different than the socialism they claim to hate.
Comment by Ralph Dumain on November 5, 2009 at 9:25am
Yet another minuscule left group on Atheist Nexus in which there is no activity? To what end?
Comment by Structure Theory on November 5, 2009 at 9:18am
Created a group for left libertarians of the nomsky persuasion: http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/socialistlibertarians
 

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