Perilous Power

Perilous Power

The Middle East & U.S. Foreign Policy : Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice

Book - 2007
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The volatile Middle East is the site of vast resources, profound passions, frequent crises, and long-standing conflicts, as well as a major source of international tensions and a key site of direct US intervention. Two of the most astute analysts of this part of the world are Noam Chomsky, the preeminent critic of U.S, foreign policy, and Gilbert Achcar, a leading specialist of the Middle East who lived in that region for many years. In their new book, Chomsky and Achcar bring a keen understanding of the internal dynamics of the Middle East and of the role of the United States, taking up all the key questions of interest to concerned citizens, including such topics as terrorism, fundamentalism, conspiracies, oil, democracy, self-determination, anti-Semitism, and anti-Arab racism, as well as the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the sources of U.S. foreign policy. This book provides the best readable introduction for all who wish to understand the complex issues related to the Middle East from a perspective dedicated to peace and justice.
Publisher: Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, c2007
ISBN: 9781594513121
Branch Call Number: 327.73056 C454p 2007
Characteristics: xi, 276 p. ; 24 cm


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Jan 23, 2015

The Publishers Weekly reviewer suggests Chomsky has a dismissive manner towards his critics, but whenever anyone has pointed out another pure Chomsky fiction [such as that fact that Chomsky claimed with the shoot down of Flight 007, that a USAF communications station didn't have an encrypted signal broadcast 24/7] then he goes ballistic and righteous. Read up in the JFK administration, then review all of Chomsky's notorious lies about them.


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