Saturday, September 23, 2006

Carlin Romano ponders ...

... Hugo Chavez's boost to Noam Chomsky: Premature obit sends book's sales soaring.

In case you think Chomsky's stature as a linguist is unassailable, take a look at A disgraceful career. And since mention is made therein of the much-maligned passive voice, there is also this to consider: In Defense of the Passive Voice (hat tip, Dave Lull).

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