Monday, April 24, 2006

That is Dr Chomsky, to you

Mikey was in town last week, ostensibly to visit and party, but the real motivator was a meeting with Professor Noam Chomsky. The chat was setup by our good friend and colleague Aaron, who lands from English nobility--a fact for which he is quick to apologize--and his father, the Earl of Something-shire upon Somewhere, helped arrange the visit to discuss the Iranian nuclear program.

Me, Noam, Mikey
Front: Me, Noam, Mikey
Wall: Bertrand Russell

While we often do not see the world under the same lens--I think his foreign policy writings tend to be exercises in subjective reductionism--Dr Chomsky has a wicked brilliant mind and I thoroughly relished the opportunity to converse. Also, his office smells nice.