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Perilous Power:The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy

Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice



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Perilous Power:The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy by Noam Chomsky
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The volatile Middle East is a 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 pre-eminent critic of US 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 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 US foreign policy. Timely, erudite and incisive, Perilous Power 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.

Author Biography

Noam Chomsky was recently named the world's number one public intellectual in a poll by Prospect magazine. He is the author of numerous bestselling political works, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions and Failed States, all of which are published by Hamish Hamilton and Penguin. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, and is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. Gilbert Achcar lived for many years in Lebanon and now teaches politics and international relations at the University of Paris. He is a frequent contributor to Le Monde Diplomatique and is the author of several books on contemporary politics.
Release date NZ
March 27th, 2008
Edited by Stephen R. Shalom
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Penguin Books Ltd
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