Sam Tanenhaus of the New York Times (October 31, 2016) interviews Noam Chomsky:
Chomsky here claims that no 'military or classified work' was being done on the MIT campus during the 1960s. Unfortunately, he has previously admitted the opposite on so many occasions that it's hard to know why he considers this a sensible way to take issue with me:
In fact, as Chomsky explains in a 2009 interview, that claim made by the Pounds Commission was essentially an administrative fiction designed to conceal the fact that MIT's numerous weapons-research laboratories were part of the Institute:
Here is how Chomsky describes the true situation in a further 2009 interview:
Tom Bartlett, 'The Chomsky Puzzle. Piecing together a celebrity scientist', The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 25 2016.
'When politics fills the language gap, can science be neutral?', Marek Kohn reviews 'Decoding Chomsky' in The New Scientist, November 2 2016.
Sam Fenn in discussion with Chris Knight. ‘Chomsky’s Carburetor’. University of British Columbia radio show.