Words Matter

Noam Chomsky, that innovative linguistic, is not known for mincing words. Now it seems language—his raison d'etre—is keeping him out of the West Bank. Chomsky was set to give a lecture at Birzeit University when he was stopped at the Jordan border. According to the professor, “the government did not like the kinds of things I say and they did not like that I was only talking at Birzeit and not at an Israeli university too.” For a linguist, that seems somewhat fitting. See full article.

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