This updated and significantly revised edition explores the dynamics of power relationships and international negotiations and the use of terror between the United States and Western countries and the nations of the Middle East in the post-9/11 era.Chomsky looks back to patterns since World War II to show how acts of terrorism today cannot be understood outside the context of Western power and state terror throughout the world, especially in the Middle East.This new edition offers the best opportunity to follow Chomsky’s analysis in its development during the ten years since 9/11.
“Noam Chomsky, in addition to being a famed linguist, is widely known for his critiques of US foreign policy since the Vietnams era. This volume, updated and revised, collects his thinking on the so-called “War on Terror” and related issues. In essays and interviews, Chomsky draws connections between Western state violence and non-state terrorism, discusses the policy roots of anti-American hostility in the Middle East, analyses media bias with regards to Palestine, addresses how citizens can respond to these issues, and critiques the Obama administration’s approach to Iraq and the Middle East in general, among other topics.” --Eithne O’Leyne, August 2011 Reference and Research Book News
"Noam Chomsky is America’s conscience. His indignant voice cuts through all the official ‘patriotic’ babble to lay bare actual causes and effects in this country’s political policies, both foreign and domestic…this is an immensely valuable resource for Americans who look abroad and honestly wonder, ‘Why don’t they like us?’” --Edward Morris, May-June 2011 ForeWord