On Western Terrorism

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By Noam Chomsky and Andre Vltchek

Admired by some, condemned by others, and feared by all, the military might of the West is undeniably colossal. In On Western Terrorism, world-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses Western power and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek.

Beginning with stories of the New York newsstand where Chomsky started his political education as a teenager, the discussion broadens out to encompass colonialism, imperial control, propaganda, the Arab Spring, and drone warfare. Chomsky and Vltchek offer a powerful critique of the legacy of colonialism, touching upon many countries including Syria, Nicaragua, Cuba, China, Chile, and Turkey.

Updated with a fresh design and a new foreword by Chomsky, On Western Terrorism remains an influential and powerful critique of the West’s role in the world, inspiring all who read it to think independently and critically.

Softcover, 208 pages

Reviews

“Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive today.”—The New York Times

“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.”—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

“Chomsky is undoubtedly one of the greatest radical thinkers and one should give him credit for the humility and curiosity he demonstrates throughout the book.”—Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

About the Authors

Noam Chomsky is a world-renowned linguist and social critic. He is Institute Professor in the department of linguistics and philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of many books published by Pluto Press, including Fateful TriangleRogue States, and Power and Prospects.

Andre Vltchek is a writer, filmmaker, and investigative journalist. He is the author of several books including OceaniaWestern Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad, and Indonesia: Archipelago of Fear, published by Pluto Press.

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Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 5 × 0.8 × 7.8 in