Noam Chomsky discusses Western power and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek.
This book is the perfect introduction to Chomsky's political thinking, and makes a refreshing read for anyone who is uneasy about the West's wider role in the world.
Beginning with the New York newsstand where Chomsky started his political education as a teenager, the discussion broadens out to encompass colonialism and imperial control, propaganda and the media, the 'Arab Spring' and drone warfare. The authors offer a powerful critique of the legacy of colonialism, touching upon many countries including Syria, Nicaragua, Cuba, China, Chile and Turkey.
Contains a new foreword by Noam Chomsky.
Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history and has profoundly shaped contemporary understanding of American politics. An ally of anarcho-syndicalists the world over, he has authored numerous books on linguistics, history and politics. He is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. Andre Vltchek is a novelist, filmmaker, investigative journalist and playwright. He is the author of a number of books including On Western Terrorism (Pluto, 2017), Indonesia (Pluto, 2012) and Exile (Haymarket, 2006).
Preface 1. The Murderous Legacy of Colonialism 2. Concealing the Crimes of the West 3. Propaganda and the Media 4. The Soviet Bloc 5. India and China 6. Latin America 7. The Middle East and the Arab Spring 8. Hope in the Most Devastated Places on Earth 9. The Decline of US Power Timeline Index