In '9-11' Noam Chomsky dissects the root causes of the September 11th catastrophe, the historical precedents for it, and the possible outcomes as the United States responds with its 'new war on terrorism.' ,Chomsky argues for an international rule of law; existing bodies such as the U.N. and World Court must be given credence and then relied upon. In '9-11', Noam Chomsky’s comments on the September 11th attacks, the new war on terrorism, Osama bin Laden, U.S. involvement with Afghanistan, media control, and the long-term implications of America’s military attacks abroad. Informed by his deep understanding of the gravity of these issues and the global stakes, 9-11 demonstrates Chomsky’s impeccable knowledge of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and South Asia, and sheds light on the rapidly shifting balance of world power. Speaking out against escalating violence, Chomsky critically examines the United States’ own foreign policy record and considers what international institutions might be employed against underground networks and national states accused of terrorism.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bke - LibraryThing
Useful to put the attacks in context, and hits at how we could have better responded, but it is in a question and answer format. This a format that always irritates me. It tends to feel disjointed and prevents a coherent analysis. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - questbird - LibraryThing
Commentary. Interesting collection of interviews with Noam Chomsky following the September 11 terrorist attacks on the USA. I found it much more concise and readable than some of Chomsky's more academic efforts. Read full review
NOT SINCE THE WAR OF 1812
IS THE WAR ON TERRORISM WINNABLE?
THE IDEOLOGICAL CAMPAIGN
CRIMES OF STATE
CHOICE OF ACTION
CIVILIZATIONS EAST AND WEST