Spring Cleaning and Noam Chomsky

Thanks to my friend Chris, I got to see Noam Chomsky last night. He was supposed to talk about justice and injustice in the fifties, and he did, but he really talked about justice and injustice throughout all the decades he has lived. Ultimately, he left me a little depressed. I agreed with much of what he said about what’s going on now, both good and the bad, but here’s what I took away: compared to other times there is a lot less repression, but we’re not using our relative freedom. There is more hopelessness. More a feeling of “what can I do?” Our inaction is a gift to business and other elements we should be protesting and speaking up about.

I will not be protesting today. I will be cleaning. The next two days are my annual Spring Cleaning. I just love sprucing up. I got up early even though it’s my day off and I didn’t have to.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

View all posts by Stacy Horn →

3 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning and Noam Chomsky

  1. Oh, you lucky lady getting to meet Noam Chomsky, and listen to him speak. I admire him and his work very much!

    Wanted to say how upsetting it was to see that car bomb situation in NYC Saturday night. I thought about you, and others who live there…just glad it failed to detonate.

  2. Thank you! I was glad to get such a nice smil.

    I didn’t get to meet Noam Chomsky. There was a reception beforehand for that, but I couldn’t get uptown fast enough. Alas!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap