Noam Chomsky to announce shock retirement?

Chomsky created a stir on Thursday 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 15/12/2017 : 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 Thursday 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, 14 Dec 2017
“Didn't Noam Chomsky retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 14 Dec 2017

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