On Western Terrorism

On Western Terrorism

From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare

By Noam Chomsky and Andre Vltchek





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In On Western Terrorism Noam Chomsky, world-renowned dissident intellectual, discusses Western power and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. The discussion weaves historical narrative with the two men’s personal experiences, which have led them to a life of activism.

Beginning with the New York newsstand where Chomsky first began his political education as a teenager, the discussion broadens out to the shifting forms of imperial control and the Western propaganda apparatus. Along the way Chomsky and Vltchek touch upon many countries of which they have personal experience, including Nicaragua, Cuba, China, Chile, and Turkey.

A blast of fresh air which blows away the cobwebs of propaganda and deception, On WesternTerrorism is a powerful critique of the West’s role in the world and a testament to two lives dedicated to humanism, activism, and the search for knowledge.

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Noam Chomsky is a global phenomenon…He may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet.

The New York Times Book Review

[Chomsky is] the closest thing in the English-speaking world to an intellectual superstar.

The Guardian

Andre Vltchek is a powerfully informed writer whose reports are based on first-hand observations.

– Michael Parenti, author of The Face of Imperialism

Andre Vltchek is in the great tradition of investigative journalists like John Pilger, Seymour Hersh, and Robert Fisk. He combines omnivorous curiosity with fearless tenacity.

– Andrea Beatty, Brunel University


Chapter 1 The Murderous Legacy of Colonialism
Chapter 2 Concealing the Crimes of the West
Chapter 3 Propaganda and the Media
Chapter 4 The Soviet Bloc
Chapter 5 India and China
Chapter 6 Latin America
Chapter 7 The Middle East and the Arab Spring
Chapter 8 Hope in the Most Devastated Places on Earth
Chapter 9 The Decline of US Power