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In On Western Terrorism
Noam Chomsky, world renowned dissident intellectual, discusses Western power and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. The discussion weaves together a historical narrative with the two men's personal experiences which led them to a life of activism.
The discussion includes personal memories, such as the New York newsstand where Chomsky began his political education, and broadens out to look at the shifting forms of imperial control and the Western propaganda apparatus. Along the way the discussion touches on many countries of which the authors have personal experience, from Nicaragua and Cuba, to China, Chile, Turkey and many more.
A blast of fresh air which blows away the cobwebs of propaganda and deception, On Western Terrorism is a powerful critique of the West's role in the world which will inspire all those who read it to think independently and critically.
In On Western Terrorism Noam Chomsky, the renowned scholar and arguably the world's greatest dissident intellectual, discusses the West's complicity in acts of terror with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek.
Chomsky and Vltchek address a wide range of issues: from colonialism and its impact on today's world to the destruction of the environment and local cultures. Beginning with a careful exploration of the concepts of terrorism, colonialism and genocide, they then apply them to Western foreign policy across a number of case studies.
A blast of fresh air which blows away the cobwebs of propaganda and deception, On Western Terrorism is a powerful and controversial critique of the West's role in the world.
A controversial and provocative new intervention from the world's greatest dissident intellectual.
About the Author
Noam Chomsky is a world renowned linguist and one of our 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.Andre Vltchek is a novelist, filmmaker, investigative journalist and playwright. He is the author of a number of books including Indonesia: Archipelago of Fear (Pluto, 2012), Oceania (2009) and Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad (2006), and the co-author of Exile: Conversations with Pramoedya Ananta Toer (2006). He currently lives and works in East Africa, Indonesia and Japan.
Table of Contents
1. Western Imperialism and its Impact on the World
2. When is Genocide a Genocide?
3. Eastern Genocides? Comparing the Terror of Western Imperialism with Alleged Crimes Committed by Communist Soviet Union and China
4. Dissent: The Treatment of Dissidents
5. Western Propaganda and the Press
6. The Ways Forward