Chomsky hasn't changed a bit
Find something you love as much as Noam Chomsky loves running interference for authoritarian tyrants.
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I’m seeing people point to this interview with momentarily famous comedian Russell Brand as proof that Noam Chomsky has gone full Grandpa Simpson in his later years, and I don’t know why. He was always like this:
Well, at least he admits that the USSR was a totalitarian state. Better late than never.
Soviet citizens were indeed free to listen to Western radio broadcasts…after 1988, when Gorbachev stopped jamming them. Before then, you could pick them up without too much interference if you went somewhere outside the city limits, or something. Basically, you could listen to VOA or BBC in the same way that you might have been able to find Top Gear episodes on The Pirate Bay.
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