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Leftoid pundit Paul Street is outraged by suggestions that Noam Chomsky’s books are largely unread:

The notion that nobody finishes Chomsky’s books is, of course, absurd. I am among countless others who rarely put Chomsky’s studies anywhere near a coffee table; his books are located front and center in our bookshelves, in the privileged places you set aside for works you will frequently reference and cite.

I’m guessing Paul, what with all his Chomsky referencing and citing, doesn’t receive too many return house guests. Speaking of Noam, here’s Mark Steyn on recent events at the UN:

Cut to President Ahmadinejad’s address … His speech was mostly a lot of run-of-the-mill kook boilerplate—the U.N. is a stooge of the Great Satan (if only), America started the Israel-Hezbollah war (whatever)—but he wound up the usual shtick with a prayer for the return of the Twelfth Imam, the so-called “Hidden Imam”—or, as the Iranian president put it: “the perfect, righteous human being and the real savior who has been promised to all peoples and who will establish justice, peace and brotherhood on the planet.”

This isn’t just some cockamamie pie-in-the-sky deal. Last year, Ahmadinejad told the Indian foreign minister that everything would be hunky-dory in two years’ time, which the minister took to mean when Iran’s nukes would be ready to fly. But, as the president went on to explain, that’s apparently the Twelfth Imam’s ETA.

The Twelfth Imam? Billy Birmingham should sue.

UPDATE. Wronwright asks:

Well if Hidden Boy is in a seminary, just WTF is in my basement?

(Long-running comments in-joke. If you’ve just joined us, you have no hope of ever catching up.)

Posted by Tim B. on 09/26/2006 at 02:00 PM
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