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On Western Terrorism - New Edition: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare (Chomsky Perspectives)

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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. It offers the perfect introduction to Chomsky’s significant political thought and provides an accessible approach for anyone who wishes to better understand the West’s fraught role in the world.

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

©2013, 2017 Noam Chomsky and Andre Vltchek (P)2018 Noam Chomsky and Andre Vltchek

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Too many unsupported claims by Andrea Vltchek

Prof Naom Chomsky is far more subjective in his analysis. Unfortunately Andrea Vltchek kept interrupting him! rendering the book more as Vltchek's opinions rather than Chomsky's analysis. I think they need to swap the authors order.

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  • Andrea Liu
  • 19-07-2019

Champions of Human Rights

This should be required reading. One of the most clear sighted, outstanding intellectuals of our time, Chomsky, in partnership with a dedicated film maker who spends his time in the world's most impoverished, oppressed and war torn regions. Two men who know thoroughly whereof they discuss herein. A must read