9-11: Was There an Alternative? (Open Media Book) by Noam Chomsky

By Noam Chomsky

In Sept. 11, released in November 2001 and arguably the only such a lot influential submit 11th of September booklet, across the world popular philosopher Noam Chomsky bridged the knowledge hole world wide exchange middle assaults, slicing throughout the tangle of political opportunism, expedient patriotism, and normal conformity that choked off American discourse within the months instantly following. Chomsky put the assaults in context, marshaling his deep and nuanced wisdom of yankee international coverage to track the heritage of yankee political aggression--in the center East and all through Latin the US in addition to in Indonesia, in Afghanistan, in India and Pakistan--at a similar time caution opposed to America’s expanding reliance on army rhetoric and violence in its reaction to the assaults, and making the serious aspect that the mainstream media and public intellectuals have been failing to make: any escalation of violence as a reaction to violence will unavoidably bring about extra, and bloodier, assaults on innocents in the USA and worldwide. This new version of Sept. 11, released at the 10th anniversary of the assaults and that includes a brand new preface by way of Chomsky, reminds us that at the present time, simply up to ten years in the past, details and readability stay our most useful instruments within the fight to avoid destiny violence opposed to the blameless, either at domestic and overseas.

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The shah eventually went to New York for medical treatment. He returned to Egypt in 1980 and died there. T H E O U TCA S T S H A H In the meantime, the former shah of Iran needed a home. The United States, to spare itself the embarrassment of receiving the ousted leader, set him up in a villa in Mexico. There, the shah waited. Unknown to Iranians and virtually everyone else, the shah was seriously ill with lymphoma, a type of cancer. S. supporters lobbied President Carter to allow the shah to enter the country.

Far from weakening Khomeini, however, the move made him stronger. In an international center such as Paris, Khomeini had access to better communications and the world’s media. From his exile in Paris, Khomeini ordered Iran’s workers to strike as a protest against the shah’s rule. Workers obeyed this order, refusing to work and paralyzing the country. Khomeini’s second During Khomeini’s exile in Paris, he exile was the shah’s was rarely alone in public. final gesture from a position of power. The protests continued, shutting down Iran’s major cities in logjams of people and violence.

One man, however, cried loudly and couldn’t stand. The man was a sandwich maker who had owned a handgun and was accused of murder. The officer ordered the prisoner next to the sandwich maker to hold him up. ). The volley of gunshots was uneven. As the rest of the men jerked and pitched to the ground, at the end of the line, one of the condemned men had time to raise his hand to his chest. Razmi caught this image with his camera. Razmi took several more photographs as a soldier walked deliberately among the prostrate bodies, shooting each once in the head.

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