Book Review: Furious Ideas with No Room for Nuance ; Thursday Book A New Generation Draws the Line: Kosovo, East Timor and the Standards of the West by Noam Chomsky (Verso, Pounds 15)
Crawshaw, Steve, The Independent (London, England)
NOAM CHOMSKY is the father of modern linguistics, author of the landmark sentence "colourless green ideas sleep furiously". (The sentence is renowned for reasons I never quite understood when I attempted to write student essays on theoretical linguistics; think "deep structures" and "transformational grammar", and all should be clear.) Above all, he is now famous as a cutting-edge political thinker, daring to say the things nobody else dares. A New Generation Draws the Line is a scathing analysis of Western policy in East Timor and the former Yugoslavia. It is brilliantly argued and highly provocative - in short, just what the doctor ordered.
Up to a point. Many of …
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Publication information: Article title: Book Review: Furious Ideas with No Room for Nuance ; Thursday Book A New Generation Draws the Line: Kosovo, East Timor and the Standards of the West by Noam Chomsky (Verso, Pounds 15). Contributors: Crawshaw, Steve - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: February 21, 2001. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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