Gnome Chomsky 6: The button
From Zazzle, by Sunnypilgrim.
The late, great Fred Halliday on Noam Chomsky in 2001: "He's become the guru of the new anti-capitalist and Third World movements. They take his views very uncritically; it's part of the Seattle mood - whatever America does is wrong. He confronts orthodoxy but he's becoming a big simplifier. What he can't see is Third World and other regimes that are oppressive and not controlled by America."
"Play on words." [sic]
On the other hand, the increasingly wacky John Mearsheimer calls him a "righteous Jew" - the category he distinguishes from the Jews he calls "the New Afrikaners"... There's two phrases to conjure with.
And other current fans of this supposed libertarian socialist include the post-totalitarian disinfromation outlet Pravda and the totalitarian regime in Iran, whose peace-loving qualities he praised in a recent interview (they haven't been aggressive "for centuries" he says, neglecting the proxy wars Iran has fought in Lebannon, Gaza, Iraq and elsewhere, following a pattern of arm's-length combat Chomsky has been so vigorous in condemning when America does it). Oddly, however, Press.TV does not quote Chomsky when he correctly describes Iran as being ruled by "a loathsome regime".
Added bonus links: Modernity on Fred Halliday; Ron Radosh on John Mearsheimer.