•“As of 1965, and even later, we find in the bowels of Building 20 [the home of
the MIT linguistics department] a group of dedicated co-conspirators, united by missionary zeal
and shared purpose.A year or two later, the garment
is unraveling, and by the end of the decade the mood is total warfare.The field was always closed off
against the outside: no serpent was introduced from outside of Eden to seduce or corrupt.Any dissension had to be home-brewed” (Robin Lakoff, LW 102).