Enter a title, author/artist, or descriptive keywords.


  
Or click here for a list of 50 subject headings.












Copyright ©2001-2017
100Fires.com



    Shopping Cart ( items ) | Checkout | Ordering Info  


Add to cart

 Reg. Price: 
$9.95

9-11
by Noam Chomsky

AVAILABILITY: Usually ships within 1-2 weeks

Publication Date: 2002
Publisher: Seven Stories
Binding: Paperback
Topics: Crime & Punishment, Democracy: Theory & Practice, History: Local to Global, Media, Militarism, Third World Peoples, United States

Description: A New York Times, Book Sense, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, and Village Voice bestseller. Published worldwide in 27 languages. It has become the single most influential post-9-11 book both in the US and around the world, selling 300,000 copies in its English-language edition alone.

In '9-11' Noam Chomsky dissects the root causes of the September 11th catastrophe, the historical precedents for it, and the possible outcomes as the United States government responds with its "new war on terrorism."

For Chomsky, the atrocities of 9-11 "are something quite new in world affairs," marking the first time since 1812 that the U.S. mainland was attacked (an important distinction from Pearl Harbor, which was U.S. territory, but effectively a colony). As Chomsky writes, "in the past half century particularly, [the U.S.] resorted to force throughout much of the world... For the first time, the guns have been directed the other way. That is a dramatic change." Chomsky believes that the attacks have been harmful in ways that extend far beyond the initial death toll and ongoing national emergency. For example, he believes they represent "a devastating blow" to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Most importantly and provocatively, Chomsky argues that in the world after 9-11, it is no longer possible to hold our enemies to one standard, ourselves to another.

Chomsky argues for an international rule of law; existing bodies such as the U.N. and World Court must be given credence and then relied upon. "React with extreme violence," he writes, "and expect to escalate the cycle of violence, leading to still further atrocities such as the one that is inciting the call for revenge." But if the goal is to reduce the probability of further atrocities, then rather follow lawful procedure, presenting the evidence and letting independent world bodies direct the appropriate response.

As for why the attack happened, Chomsky writes that "this question is rarely raised in a serious way." And he adds, "To refuse to face this question is to choose to increase significantly the probability of further crimes of this kind."

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 will affect debate for years to come, and will also be 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.

Review(s): "...possibly the most accessible of Chomsky's works." - Paul Murray, The Daily Yomiuri, Tokyo

"...a collection of interviews, serving as a badly needed corrective to news coverage of the present-day 'war on terrorism.'" - Norman Solomon, San Francisco Chronicle Review



   Recommend this item to a relative, colleague, or friend!
Your Name: 
Your E-mail:
  Friend's Name: 
  Friend's E-mail:
   


Other Products by the Same Author/Artist:


A New Generation Draws the Line: Kosovo, East Timor and the Standards of the West
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $22.00  
Add to cart


An American Addiction: Drugs, Guerrillas, Counterinsurgency - US Intervention in Colombia (CD)
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $13.00  
Add to cart


Ano 501: La Conquista Continua
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $18.00  
Add to cart


At War with Asia: Essays on Indochina
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $18.95  
Add to cart


Case Studies in Hypocrisy: U.S. Human Rights Policy (double CD)
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $20.00  
Add to cart


Chomsky on Democracy and Education
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $41.95  
Add to cart


Chomsky-Foucault Debate
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $14.95  
Add to cart


Class War: The Attack on Working People (CD)
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $15.00  
Add to cart


Class Warfare: Interviews with David Barsamian
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $15.00  
Add to cart


Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
by Noam Chomsky

Sale Price: $22.95  
Reg. Price: $24.00  
Add to cart


For Reasons of State
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $19.95  
Add to cart


Free Market Fantasies: Capitalism in the Real World (CD)
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $14.00  
Add to cart


Government in the Future
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $7.95  
Add to cart


Hegemonia O Supervivencia
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $14.95  
Add to cart


Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (with a new afterword by the author)
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $13.00  
Add to cart


Hopes and Prospects
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $16.00  
Add to cart


Hopes and Prospects (Spanish Edition)
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $16.00  
Add to cart


Hopes and Prospects (unabridged audiobook)
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $28.00  
Add to cart


Intervenciónes
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $16.00  
Add to cart


Iraq
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $14.95  
Add to cart


Keeping the Rabble in Line: Interviews with David Barsamian
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $17.95  
Add to cart


Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (second edition)
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $8.95  
Add to cart


Monkeywrenching the New World Order: Global Capitalism and its Discontents (two CD's)
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $20.00  
Add to cart


Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $22.00  
Add to cart


Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $22.00  
Add to cart


New Generation Draws the Line (A): Kosovo, East Timor and the Standards of the West
by Noam Chomsky

Sale Price: $19.00  
Reg. Price: $23.00  
Add to cart


Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $13.95  
Add to cart


On Power and Ideology
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $18.99  


Power and Terror: Post 9/11 Talks and Interviews
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $11.95  
Add to cart


Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $16.00  
Add to cart


Propaganda and Control of the Public Mind (double CD)
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $20.00  
Add to cart


Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky - Interviews by David Barsamian
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $16.00  
Add to cart


Prospects for Democracy (CD)
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $15.00  
Add to cart


Radical Priorities
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $18.95  
Add to cart


Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $14.00  
Add to cart


Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $16.00  
Add to cart


Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $16.00  
Add to cart


Secrets, Lies and Democracy
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $9.00  
Add to cart


Selected Readings on Transformational Theory
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $12.95  
Add to cart


Sobre el Anarquismo
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $16.95  
Add to cart


The Clinton Vision - CD
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $13.00  
Add to cart


The Culture of Terrorism
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $18.00  
Add to cart


The Essential Chomsky
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $19.95  
Add to cart


The New Military Humanism: Lessons from Kosovo
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $15.95  
Add to cart


The New Military Humanism: Lessons from Kosovo
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $15.95  
Add to cart


The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $7.00  
Add to cart


The Umbrella of U.S. Power: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $6.95  
Add to cart


What Uncle Sam Really Wants
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $8.50  
Add to cart


What Uncle Sam Really Wants
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $8.50  
Add to cart


What We Say Goes: Conversations on U. S. Power in a Changing World
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $15.00  
Add to cart


Year 501: The Conquest Continues
by Noam Chomsky

Reg. Price: $19.00  
Add to cart




Most subject headings have clarifying subtitles on their respective subpages. To search by specific keywords — including names of people, places, social issues, corporations, etc. — use the SEARCH feature at the top-left of this page.



Still can't find what you're looking for? Visit your community's locally owned and managed bookstore (if it hasn't already been erased from memory by giant corporations). Or CLICK HERE to visit Northtown Books, the fabulous local bookstore in OUR community (Arcata, CA).