Noam Chomsky to announce shock retirement?

Chomsky created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Chomsky fans. Speculation had been rife that the American philosopher will announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 89, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 17/10/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a philosopher isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a philosopher just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouNoam was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouNoam.”
— @DesireePlum, 16 Oct 2018
“Didn't Noam Chomsky retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 16 Oct 2018

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