Saturday, April 28, 2018

Bill O'Reilly Cited Noam Chomsky in Killing Kennedy

Recently read Killing Kennedy by (the now disgraced) Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. One resource cited for writing chapter 10 discussing the crisis in Vietnam during the Kennedy Administration was Rethinking Camelot by Noam Chomsky (1993).
Rethinking Camelot, by Noam Chomsky, deals with the early days of Vietnam in graphic detail. (p. 309.)
Considering how the right tends to be opposed to Chomsky it was surprising to see him cited in this book.

1 comment:

  1. I first came across Noam Chomsky in Computer Science, where his work on Syntactic Analysis was put to use in designing compilers.
    For Chomsky as a political commentator, one of my favorite quotes is his definition of "covert action" as 'something we did and everybody knows about it except the American people'.