Admittedly, The Economist thinks more highly of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the former Prime Minister and continuing autocrat of Singapore, than of Prof. Chomsky. On a scale of one to five, five being the highest, the two are respectively given a 4 and a 1 for influence, 3 and 2 for originality, 4 and 1 for intellectual coherence, and 3 and 4 for devotion of followers. I confess it is not clear to me what makes Mr. Lee's ``fascism with a human face'' so original.

See The Economist, ``Good Guru Guide,'' pp. 21-26, 25 December 1993.