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Pirates and Emperors, Old and New

International Terrorism in the Real World

By Noam Chomsky  

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New
  • Paperback / softback

This format can only be shipped to Canada.

Pirates and Emperors is a brilliant 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.

  • Paperback / softback, 240 pages
  • ISBN 9781771131957
  • Published May 2016


Disturbing reading and as always, indispensable.


Raises provocative questions about U.S. diplomacy.

Maclean’s Magazine

Table of Contents

Preface to the new edition
Preface to the first edition
Chapter 1 Thought Control: The Case of the Middle East
Chapter 2 Middle East Terrorism and the American Ideological System
Chapter 3 Libya in U.S. Demonology
Chapter 4 The U.S. Role in the Middle East
Chapter 5 International Terrorism: Image and Reality
Chapter 6 The World after September 11
Chapter 7 U.S./Israel-Palestine

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