On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare

On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare

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By (author) Noam Chomsky, By (author) Andre Vltchek

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  • Publisher: PLUTO PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 16mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0745333877
  • ISBN 13: 9780745333878
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 58,294

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In On Western Terrorism Noam Chomsky, world renowned dissident intellectual, discusses Western power and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. The discussion weaves together a historical narrative with the two men's personal experiences which led them to a life of activism. The discussion includes personal memories, such as the New York newsstand where Chomsky began his political education, and broadens out to look at the shifting forms of imperial control and the Western propaganda apparatus. Along the way the discussion touches on many countries of which the authors have personal experience, from Nicaragua and Cuba, to China, Chile, Turkey and many more. A blast of fresh air which blows away the cobwebs of propaganda and deception, On Western Terrorism is a powerful critique of the West's role in the world which will inspire all those who read it to think independently and critically.

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Noam Chomsky is a world renowned linguist and one of our foremost social critics. He is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and the author of numerous books for Pluto Press. Andre Vltchek is a novelist, filmmaker, investigative journalist and playwright. He is the author of a number of books including Indonesia: Archipelago of Fear (Pluto, 2012), Oceania (2009) and Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad (2006), and the co-author of Exile: Conversations with Pramoedya Ananta Toer (2006). He currently lives and works in East Africa, Indonesia and Japan.

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'Chomsky's maturity has endowed him wisdom that acts as a complement to his astonishing command over the specifics of the whole spectrum of political concerns. This substantive authoritativeness set him apart long ago as our foremost intellectual and most beloved commentator on the passing scene of world events, but now he has also become a 'wise elder,' and whose views of the world deserves the greatest respect from all of us.' -- Richard Falk, Foreign Policy Journal 'It is absolutely essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the current context of contemporary geo-politics by revealing the often-hidden histories that have given rise to it, as well as highlighting the pressing issues facing the world which are usually ignored going forward.' -- Joe Turnbull, inkyneedles.com 'It makes for enlightening, provocative and revealing reading and it's a welcome antidote to the plethora of books and films on the "horrors" of communism.' -- John Green, Morning Star

Table of contents

Preface 1. The Murderous Legacy of Colonialism 2. Concealing the Crimes of the West 3. Propaganda and the Media 4. The Soviet Bloc 5. India and China 6. Latin America 7. The Middle East and the Arab Spring 8. Hope in the Most Devastated Places on Earth 9. The Decline of US Power Timeline Notes Index