Chomsky at his best…according to Fish

In today’s NYT, here. Chomsky gave three lectures at Columbia mostly not on politics. His theory of deep grammar in the brain as the substrate for language has always been attractive to me. The other important notion is that language isn’t some app added onto the “thought OS”, rather it is thought.

But there’s one Chomsky zinger during the Q and A that Fish thought noteworthy:

Educational reform, he said, is “a euphemism for the destruction of public education.”

And we’ll leave it at that…