I was reading the little summary textbox under the recently added Manufacturing Consent torrent, and was surprised to read this line:
(he has campaigned for office).
It doesn't bother me very much if it was true, after all other leading intellectuals have campaigned for office as well, but this sounds very much out of place in terms of Chomsky's position. I am thinking perhaps the person who wrote that summary may have mistaken the scene in MC, where an electorate sheet had Chomsky's name on it, and was ticked. But in that same scene, Chomsky was asked to run for President and refused in a jokingly manner.
So what do you guys think?