Jeremy Hylton : weblog : 2003-11-04

Chomsky on Splendor

Tuesday, November 04, 2003, 1:05 a.m.

A coincidence. From an interview with Noam Chomsky in the Sunday Times magazine:

I have known people who are working class or craftsmen, who happen to be more intellectual than professors. If you are working 50 hours a week in a factory, you don't have time to read 10 newspapers a day and go back to declassified government archives. But such people may have far-reaching insights into the way the world works.

I saw the movie American Splendor about Harvey Pekar and his comic book American Splendor on Saturday night. Good movie! Pekar worked full-time as a file clerk at the VA hospital in Cleveland, although the movie perhaps under-emphasized his writing as a jazz critic.

Yes, Harvey has a weblog.