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McSweeney's: Unused audio commentary by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky (really?)


Sep 7 2009, 9:22am

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McSweeney's: Unused audio commentary by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky (really?) Can't Post




Sep 7 2009, 3:10pm

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I couldn't be more clueless as to what this is about... [In reply to] Can't Post

or what this has to do with Tolkien (since it's on Main).

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N.E. Brigand

Sep 7 2009, 3:43pm

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Here's the missing link. [In reply to] Can't Post

I think Pen meant to connect to this page of supposed audio commentary on FOTR by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky. Zinn, a historian, is the author of A People's History of the United States, while Chomsky, a linguist, wrote The Sound Pattern of English. Both are also noted for their political activism, and it is primarily their skepticism toward official history that colors their imagined commentary here. Similarly, this analysis of LOTR from about the same time assumes that the text is strongly biased in Gondor's favor.

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(This post was edited by N.E. Brigand on Sep 7 2009, 3:49pm)

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Sep 7 2009, 5:05pm

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Following NEB's links... [In reply to] Can't Post

Basically it's applying Chomsky's and Zinn's views on RL history to Middle-earth.

It's absolutely hilarious. *read Zinn in high school*

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Sep 8 2009, 1:28am

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It was there when I checked yesterday! Sorry all/ [In reply to] Can't Post




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