Pirates and Emperors, Old and New - Old Edition

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New - Old Edition : International Terrorism in the Real World

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'Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.' New York Times Book Review
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One of the radical heroes of our age ... A towering intellect ... Powerful, always provocative.' Guardian

'Our greatest unraveller of accredited lies.' New Statesman

'An exploder of received truths.' New York Times

'On the one hand we have the established media, the respectable community of foreign affairs analysts, the government--and on the other, Noam Chomsky.' The Nation

`Thank God for Noam Chomsky.' Robert Fisk, The Independent

This new, fully updated edition of Chomsky's classic dissection of terrorism explores the role of the US in the Middle East and reveals how the media are used to manipulate public opinion about what constitutes `terrorism'. With several new chapters on the global crisis stemming from the events of September 11, as well as the original sections on Iran and the bombing of Libya, this is a brilliant account of the workings of state terrorism by the world's foremost critic of US imperialism.

New chapters cover the second Palestinian Intifada - or War of Stones - that began in October 2000; A detailed account of the impact that September 11 has had on US foreign policy in the Middle East; Chomsky's deconstruction of depictions and perceptions of terrorism since September 11.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 0745319815
  • 9780745319810

Table of contents

Preface to the First Edition



Introduction to the Revised Edition



1. Thought Control: The Case of the Middle East



2. Middle East Terrorism and the American Ideological System



3. Libya in U.S. Demonology



4. The U.S. Role in the Middle East



5. International Terrorism: Image and Reality



6. The World After September the 11th



7. US/Israel-Palestine



Notes



Index
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'Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.' New York Times Book Review 'One of the radical heroes of our age... A towering intellect... Powerful, always provocative.' Guardian 'Our greatest unraveller of accredited lies.' New Statesman 'An exploder of received truths.' New York Times 'On the one hand we have the established media, the respectable community of foreign affairs analysts, the government--and on the other, Noam Chomsky.' The Nation 'Thank God for Noam Chomsky.' Robert Fisk, The Independent
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About Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history and has profoundly shaped contemporary understanding of American politics. An ally of anarcho-syndicalists the world over, he has authored numerous books on linguistics, history and politics. He is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona.
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