IMAGINE IF you were in college and found out that the guy next to you in class had worked as a propagandist for one of the most oppressive regimes of modern times.
Here's the puzzle: how many different possible examples can you come up with for this? (With "modern times" allowed a little slack, say back to 1900.)
I've got three offhand:
- You're at MIT taking Noam Chomsky's classes in linguistics
- You're at Columbia taking Edward Said's Middle Eastern Studies classes
- You're in a journalism class and Walter Duranty is a seminar speaker.