Culture of Terrorism

Culture of Terrorism

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Chomsky ends his preface to Culture of Terrorism with the words, 'As the latest inheritors of a grim tradition, we should at least have the integrity to look in the mirror without evasion'. The tradition to which he is referring is none other than the Western imperial project and in encouraging Americans to pursue integrity, he dissects the events of just one year - 1986 - at the height of the Reagan Era and describes American involvement in acts of supreme state terror, both open and clandestine, to present a case study which has great relevance today and whose lessons must never be forgotten.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 316g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0745335438
  • 9780745335438
  • 1,264,230

About Noam Chomsky

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.
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Review quote

'Infused with the anger of a truly moral man ... powerful, always provocative stuff.' -- Guardian
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Table of contents

Part I: The Scandals of 1986

1. The Challenge

2. Cultural-Historical Context

3. Problems of Clandestine Terrorism

4. Limits of Scandal

5. Culture of Terrorism

6. Damage Control

7. Perils of Diplomacy

8. Reality that must be Effaced: Iran & Nicaragua

Part II: Further Successes of the Reagan Administration

9. Accelerating the Race toward Destruction

10. Controlling 'Enemy Territory'

11. Freedom of Expression in the Free World

Part III: The Current Agenda

12. Threat of a Good Example

13. Fledgling Democracies

14. Restoring Regional Standards

15. Standards for Ourselves



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