Pirates and Emperors, Old and New
Subtitled International Terrorism in the Real World by Noam Chomsky
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This new, fully updated edition of Chomsky’s classic dissection of terrorism explores the role of the US in the Middle East and reveals how the media are used to manipulate public opinion about what constitutes ‘terrorism’. With several new chapters on the global crisis stemming from the events of September 11, as well as the original sections on Iran and the bombing of Libya, this is a brilliant account of the workings of state terrorism by the world’s foremost critic of US imperialism.
New chapters cover the second Palestinian Intifada – or War of Stones – that began in October 2000; A detailed account of the impact that September 11 has had on US foreign policy in the Middle East; Chomsky’s deconstruction of depictions and perceptions of terrorism since September 11.
About The Author
Noam Chomsky is a world renowned linguist and one of America’s 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.