America's most prolific and esteemed political analyst offers his informed analysis of the global build up to the September 11th attacks, the long-term results of America's current military action, and what can actually be done to promote peace and justice.
The Famed Activist and Academic Speaks Out About The War That is Shaking The World; America's most prolific and esteemed political analyst offers his informed analysis of the global build up to the September 11th attacks, the long-term results of America's current military action, and what can actually be done to promote peace and justice. Based on a composite of interviews, conducted in the month following the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center by famed journalists from around the world, Chomsky's impeccable knowledge of US foreign policy in the Middle East lifts the veil of propaganda surrounding the new war on terrorism and investigates the long-term implications of America's military attacks abroad. With chapters covering such issues as Not Since the War of 1812, Is the War on Terrorism Winnable?, The Ideological Campaign, Civilisations East and West, and much more, Chomsky speaks out against responding to violence with violence and calls attention to the true sources and potential resolutions of such conflict. With his claim that "an aroused public within the more free and democratic societies can direct policies towards a much more human and honourable course," Chomsky marks this book as the most informative and inspirational of its kind.
"Such terrorist atrocities are a gift to the harshest and most repressive elements on all sides, and are sure to be exploited - already have been in fact - to accelerate the agenda of...undermining democracy in any meaningful form." - Noam Chomsky, 9-11; "There is something deeply moving about a mind of such noble ideals repeatedly stirred on behalf of human suffering and injustice." - Edward W. Said, author of the revolutionary Orientalism
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