9-11 [neuf-onze]

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Seven Stories Press, 2001 - Education - 125 pages
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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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This book changed the way I fundamentally think about the United States' actions in the world. Read full review

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These interviews collectively smack of an apologia for terrorism committed by non-US bodies, for Chomsky seems to invariably find a preceding cause for assaults directed toward America. He seems to ... Read full review

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Contents

NOT SINCE THE WAR OF 1812
11
IS THE WAR ON TERRORISM WINNABLE?
23
THE IDEOLOGICAL CAMPAIGN
29
CRIMES OF STATE
39
CHOICE OF ACTION
59
CIVILIZATIONS EAST AND WEST
71
CONSIDERABLE RESTRAINT?
93
Reflections on 911
119
DEPARTMENT OF STATE REPORT ON FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS OCTOBER 5 2001
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RECOMMENDED READING
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About the Author
137
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NOAM CHOMSKY is known throughout the world for his political and philosophical writings as well as for his groundbreaking linguistics work. He has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955 and remains one of America's most uncompromising voices of dissent.


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