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In 9-11, Noam Chomsky comments on the September 11th attacks, the new war on terrorism, Osama bin Laden, U.S. involvement with Afghanistan, media control, and the long-term implications of America's military attacks abroad. Informed by his deep understanding of the gravity of these issues and the global stakes, 9-11 demonstrates Chomsky's impeccable knowledge of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and South Asia, and sheds light on the rapidly shifting balance of world power. Speaking out against escalating violence, Chomsky critically examines the United States' own foreign policy record and considers what international institutions might be employed against underground networks and national states accused of terrorism. 9-11's analysis still stands as a measure of how well the media is able to serve its role of informing the citizenry, so crucial to our democracy in times of war.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a series of interviews conducted during the first month following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, that discuss reactions to the attacks in the U.S. and abroad, U.S. foreign policy, and the new war on terrorism.

Perseus Publishing

Chomsky’s international bestseller, analyzing terrorism, Osama bin Laden, U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, and the long-term implications of America’s military response to September 11.

Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, c2001
Edition: Seven Stories Press first ed
ISBN: 9781583224892
Branch Call Number: 973.931 CHO
Characteristics: 125 p. ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Nine-one one


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Nov 05, 2013

Chomsky makes the claim [among too many numerous lies to mention] that the attack came as a surprise to the intelligence services of the West - - so he's never heard of Julie Sirrs, or others who tried to sound the alarm? He's never heard of Ahmad Shah Massoud, nor his speeches before the European Parliament [the Northern Alliance leader was not allowed into the US, as were Taliban personnel!]??? I seldom agree with the reviews by the Library Journal, but on this rare occasion I most certainly do! There's a great video on Chomsky at the Corbett Report web site. Very fair, very balanced (and no, I don't listen to anything owned by Rupert Murdoch), so you will hear directly how Chomsky supports the Warren Commission Report (guess, like so many others, he's never read that work of incompetent fiction?), the official story on 9/11, and the Federal Reserve Bank? No wonder I've always thought of Chomsky as Mr. Status Quo, and not a geniuine progressive nor radical! Chomsky, also known as Prof. Nebulous, seldom gives a talk when he doesn't attack President Kennedy and spout and spew revisionistic nonsense [lies, which he never sources, naturally] about him. Yet Chomsky never mentions his previous working relationship with Henry Kissinger? [Chomsky, Jeremy Rifkin, Peter G. Peterson, Kevin Phillips and Paul Krugman: the great fraudsters and misinformation specialists of our time.]

Jun 16, 2012

Somehow, even with all the Chomsky I have read, this book was not what I expected of him. I'm not sure why that is, and have wondered a bit at that. I think the biggest thing is that it is calm. I may have expected it to be more angry, but it seemed to lack anger. It was a calm, rather sad, and reasoned discussion around the destruction of the Trade Towers. An excellent read — one that I will be reading again.


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