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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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'Chomsky is one of the radical heroes of our age. A towering intellect' Guardian The Middle East is a site of vast resources, profound passions, frequent crises, and long-standing conflicts - and, of course, a key site of direct US intervention. In Perilous Power Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achcar bring a keen understanding of the internal dynamics of the Middle East and of the role of the US, exploring the key questions of interest to concerned citizens, including- Terrorism Fundamentalism Oil Democracy Anti-Arab racism The invasion and occupation of Iraq The Israeli-Palestinian conflict 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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