Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Once in a while somebody on the Left is Right
The criticisms from the right of Dr. Loomis, the poster child and new martyr for many liberal left academics in the US, are many and not very interesting. The fewer criticisms of Dr. Loomis from the left on the other hand are much fewer, more interesting, and much more accurate. I am not sure what to make of this other than I prefer honest left anarchists like Chomsky to charlatans who are handmaidens to the establishment like Loomis any day of the week. Speaking of left anarchists, the best critiques of Dr. Loomis are here and here. Although not from an anarchist this left-wing critique of Loomis is also spot on. Unfortunately, I think there are far too many people like Loomis and not enough like Chomsky in American academia today.