Chomsky lecture on Zinn packs SUNY New Paltz

In an article in last week’s Alm@nac previewing Noam Chomsky’s Dec. 4 visit to SUNY-New Paltz, this correspondent described the speaker as a “rock star” to linguistics geeks. But I seem to have underestimated his appeal -- at least combined with the appeal of the subject of his lecture, the eminent historian Howard Zinn. Never mind that Chomsky is now 82 years old, and that Zinn died nearly two years ago: Both remain rock stars among the progressive intelligentsia, judging by the incredible turnout at Sunday’s event.

Thousands attended, filling not only Lecture Center 100 on . . .

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