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.
Disturbing reading and as always, indispensable.
Raises provocative questions about U.S. diplomacy.
– Maclean’s Magazine
|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|