My friend and colleague Benjamin Kerstein has published a number of books, and this summer he released what is perhaps the most blistering critique of the radical leftist ideologue Noam Chomsky ever to appear in book form. It’s called Diary of an Anti-Chomskyite and is a collection of essays, reviews, and take-downs that originally appeared on his blog of the same name during a three-year period from 2004 through 2007.
Here is Kerstein talking about Chomsky:
he is essentially the last totalitarian. Despite his claims otherwise, he's more or less the last survivor of a group of intellectuals who thought systemic political violence and totalitarian control were essentially good things. He babbles about human rights all the time, but when you look at the regimes and groups he's supported, it’s a very bloody list indeed.
When I started reading politics in my teens, this odd characteristic in anti-American writings would almost always be present: those who opposed American foreign policies supported totalitarian systems. Islamists, and their allies in the West, are prime examples.
Of course, one can oppose US policies without being an admirer of slavery but that quality is so very rare.