chomsky in the mainstream?

As a linguist, I’m much more familiar with Noam Chomsky’s work on syntax than with his political commentary. To many linguists, he’s a living legend, whether you agree with his theories on Universal Grammar, for example, or not.
At any rate, his politics have gotten him in the crosshairs of many conservative and sometimes even liberal commentators. But this week’s New Yorker features an article by Larissa McFarquhar in which she profiles Noam Chomsky. I suppose that means he’s more mainstream now…I never thought I’d see the day.
Links: Chomsky’s 9-11.