Power and Terror

Power and Terror : Conflict, Hegemony, and the Rule of Force

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The ten years of US foreign policy since 9/11 have been characterised by war, torture and rendition. In Power and Terror, Noam Chomsky places these developments in the context of America\'s long history of aggression and imperialism. Arguing that the US is responsible for much of the terror that it claims to be fighting, Chomsky elegantly explains US actions abroad and their deadly consequences. Including talks, question and answer sessions and unpublished essays, this collection offers the perfect introduction to Chomsky for those unfamiliar with his work, as well as a handy reference guide for seasoned activists. As Obama continues, and in some ways escalates, Bush\'s militarism, Power and Terror is a timely reminder of why it is so important to insist that the United States lives up to the moral standards it demands of others.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • Illustrations
  • 0745331378
  • 9780745331379
  • 509,718

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.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Part I Interview with Noam Chomsky for the film Power and Terror Part II US. Arms, Human Rights, and Social Health Part III Talks and Conversations: 'Why do They Hate Us, When We're So Good?' Visiting the West Bank with Azmi Bishara Media Bias and Palestine How Should We Respond? The United States in the World Part IV More Information: Further Reader: A Selection of Books by Noam Chomsky About the Film Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times About the Author About the Editors About the Publishers Indexshow more

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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. -- The New York Times On the one hand we have the established media, the respectable community of foreign affairs analysts, the government - on the other, Noam Chomsky. -- The Nation For Chomsky, the 'official doctrine' ... of military intervention to safeguard human rights is as much a sham as the 'New World Order' trumpeted during the Gulf War.' -- The Guardianshow more

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