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CULTURE OF TERRORISM

Noam Chomsky

 

Haymarket Books (2015, world English rights)

Trade Paper • ISBN-13: 9781608463985 • US $23 • 5 3/8 in x 8 1/2 in • 269 pgs.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

This classic text provides a scathing critique of U.S. political culture through biting analysis of the Iran-Contra scandal. Chomsky irrefutably shows how the United States has opposed human rights and democratization to advance its economic interests.

PRAISE:

Culture of Terrorism follow an earlier study, Turning the Tide, but with the new insights provided by the flawed Congressional inquiry into the Irangate scandal. [Chomsky’s] thesis is that Untied States elites are dedicated to the rule of force, and that their commitment to violence and lawlessness has to be masked by an ideological system which attempts to control and limit the domestic damage done when the mask occasionally slips. Clandestine programs are not a secret to their victims, as he points out. It is the domestic population in the USA which needs to be protected from knowledge of them. . . . Chomsky takes issue with tow recent themes, the notion of ‘good intention,’ which is said to be the mainspring of American police, and the excuse of a ‘change of course,’ which is used to wipe out the memory of atrocities and repression on the grounds that this was an unfortunate episode, now corrected. The record, he argues, show a continual pattern of violence and disregard for democracy.”

The Guardian 

 

“Closely argued, heavily documented . . . will shake liberals and conservatives alike.”

Publishers Weekly

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. He is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide. His latest books include the New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or SurvivalFailed States, and Who Rules the World? Other recent books include What Kind of Creatures Are We?, as well as Power Systems, OccupyHopes and Prospects, and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books recently reissued twelve of his classic books with new introductions by the author.

OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR:

A New Generation Draws the Line: Humanitarian Intervention and the “Responsibility to Protect” Today (Expanded Edition)

After the Cataclysm: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume II (with Edward S. Herman)

Because We Say So

Chomsky on Anarchism

Class Warfare: Interviews with David Barsamian

Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on the US-Israeli War Against the Palestinians (Second Edition) (with Ilan Pappé)

Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians

Hopes and Prospects

Interventions

Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969 – 2013

Occupy: Reflections on Class War, Rebellion, and Solidarity (Second Edition)

On Palestine (with Ilan Pappé)

On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures

Optimism Over Despair: Noam Chomsky on Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change (with C. J. Polychroniou)

Power and Terror: Conflict, Hegemony, and the Rule of Force

Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Nature and the Social Order

Propaganda and the Public Mind (With David Barsamian)

Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture

Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs

The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume I (with Edward S. Herman)

Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace

What Kind of Creatures Are We?

World Orders Old and New

Year 501: The Conquest Continues

 

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