Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chomsky vs. Buckley: The Complete Interview

I watched the supposedly historic interview/debate today and was disappointed. I thought it would be a intelligent discussion of ideas and not a sophist providing poor argumentation, false analogies and cheap tactics to address Chomsky's statements and ideas.

Deference to authority is rarely warranted, but it is when there is good reason to trust such an 'authority.' I sometimes wonder if I have done that too much with Chomsky, but considering Buckley was the leading intelligent conservative of his time and displayed such weak argumentation, it does seem that Chomsky deserves even more credibility and respect for his views than I have thus far bestowed.


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