Puppet Philosophers
Eliane Mitchell

25 June 2018

The puppets of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show should step aside — a new puppet show is in town.

Featuring Noam Chomsky, Elon Musk, Karl Marx, and Ayn Rand as rod puppets, Manufacturing Mischief (a riff on Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent) premiered in April at MIT, Chomsky's "longtime intellectual home."

According to The New York Times, the eccentric play involves a technology contest, an apparatus called the Print-a-Friend and "a surprise appearance by Donald Trump." As part of the play, its characters debate the nature of technology, freedom, and inequality.

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Harold G. Neuman

Monday, June 25, 2018 -- 1:27 PM

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Just submitted a comment to Sean Carroll's post regarding the Sarah Saunders Incident at The Red Hen restaurant. Imagine my delight on reading about Manufacturing Mischief!