One of the world’s leading intellectuals “raises provocative questions about U.S. diplomacy” in a brilliant account of the workings of state terrorism (Maclean’s).
Pirates and Emperors, Old and New is a virtuoso exploration of the role of the United States in the Middle East that exposes how the media manipulates public opinion about what constitutes “terrorism.” Chomsky masterfully argues that appreciating the differences between state terror and nongovernmental terror is crucial to stopping terrorism and understanding why atrocities like the bombing of the World Trade Center and the killing of the Charlie Hebdo journalists happen.
“Disturbing reading and as always, indispensable.” ―The Ubyssey
Praise for Noam Chomsky
“Our greatest unraveller of accredited lies.” —New Statesman
“Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet.” —The New York Times Book Review
“There is no living political writer who has more radically changed how more people think in more parts of the world about political issues.” ―Glenn Greenwald, journalist and author
“A truth-teller on an epic scale. I salute him.” —John Pilger, journalist, writer, and filmmaker