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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. forei ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published December 4th 2001 by Seven Stories Press (first published November 2001)
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Jul 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
I'm impressed that Chomsky, in the immediate wake of 9/11, recognized the many counter-currents in society that advocated a more nuanced approach to dealing with the Taliban in order to fight Al-Qaeda. More importantly, he immediately distinguished between the peaceful nature of the vast majority of Islam and the nature of the terrorists who attacked us in its name.
I once had the privilege of listening to Alan Story speak about non-violence. Alan, a South African minister, was conscripted into t
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
كتاب رائع للفيلسوف والمثقف الحر نعوم تشومسكي وهو مجموعة من اللقاءات معه بشأن قضية ارهاب الحادي عشر من سبتمبر
يتحدث عن ردود الفعل الحكومي والشعبي والدولي
وعن ارهاب الولايات المتحدة الامريكية لدول العالم الفقيرة او التي تنشق عن عصا الطاعة
جرائم الولايات المتحدة بشعة بل تصل الى الابادات الجماعية والتطهير العرقي ما جرى في ( العراق، افغانستان، فيتنام، السودان، نيكاراجوا، كوبا....) والكثير مما لا يتسع المجال لذكره، اما حلفائها من الدول الغربية لا يقلون اجراماً عنها
هذا غير دعمها لحكومات استبدادية ساهم
May 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"و فى اليوم الذى سبق احتفاله بيوم "القانون" , أعلن ريجان أن الولايات المتحدة لن تولى اهتماما بما يدور فى المحكمة الدولية , التى واصلت إدانتها لسياسة إدارته بسبب استخدامها غير المشروع للقوة, و انتهاكها للمعاهدات الدولية."

هى الولايات المتحدة المتجبرة دائما و التى و إن طبق عليها قانونها الخاص المعرف للإرهاب الدولى ستأتى فى أول قوائم الدول الراعية و الممارسة له.
يتضمن الكتاب نص مقابلات صحفية لنعوم تشومسكى المعروف بصراحته تجاه النظام الأمريكى و ممارساته الوقحة فى عرف الجميع و التى يرتكبها تحت مسمى الت
Mike Cognato
Ugh. Mad rantings with footnotes (which usually refer back to nothing more than prior Chomsky rantings). The only service Chomsky's political writing has ever provided is to make it easier to recognize uninformed or easily misled twits by allowing them to self-identify whenever they cite him in an argument. He puts the worst possible gloss on any action by the U.S. ever and the best possible spin on assorted tyrants and terrorists in a tedious and predictable way and willfully ignores any inform ...more
Saddam Bouchaib
well said, Chomsky

Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of interviews. Thoughts that were prescient then. Painfully prophetic now.
محمد الصفتي
قريته بترجمة الشروق الدولية وهو مختلفش عن رؤية تشومسكي في كل كتبه رؤية اجتماعية تاريخية متحررة من قيود تأويلات وأوهام الليبرالية الثقافية والسياسية
Matt  Dorsey
Nov 07, 2007 rated it liked it
Compilation of heavily edited transcripts from interviews with Chomsky in the weeks following 9/11. By it's very nature, much of it is redundant, making for an occasionally tedious read. Chomsky takes a primarily historical perspective in his discussion of global affairs and U.S. foreign policy, which isn't always useful, but is frequently interesting. The book serves as a good counterpoint to the nationalistic propaganda the U.S. media was churning out at the time these interviews took place. T ...more
Faris .
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This really is a gem of a book. A series of interviews post 9-11. Chomsky is eeriely prophetic with his analysis regarding the events pertaining to 9-11 and its implications. Easily the best book discussing the matter and it's even more mind blowing that these interviews were said more than a decade ago.
Dec 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Read No Room For Further Burials. Be depressed and bored and confused at the same time. Then read this Chomsky. You will understand what the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq look like from the perspective of the powerless, impoverished people who make up the vast majority of those nations.
Aziz Fahad
Oct 04, 2014 rated it liked it
نرى في هذا الكتاب آراء تشومسكي عن طريق عدة مقابلات وذلك بعد أحداث الحادي عشر من سبتمبر
يحمّل تشومسكي سياسات أمريكا مسؤولية ما يحصل في المنطقة ويحذرها من أن التدخل العنيف والمذابح التي ستقوم بها في البلدان الإسلامية ستكون أفضل خدمة تقدمها لبن لادن..
ويقول بأن أفضل طريقة هو اللجؤ للقانون الدولي للقيام بأي ردة فعل وتقديم الأدلة الواضحة على أن بن لادن وزمرته كانوا خلف هذه الأحداث..
كذلك يستعرض تاريخ سياسات أمريكا الدموية وغير القانونية في العالم..
Bilal Ketfi
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
أعتقد أنّه لا يجب الحديث أو التعقيب عمّا يكتبه نعوم تشومسكي في اختصاصه، يكفي أن تقرأ، و تحاول متابعة القراءة رغم الكم الهائل من الحقائق و المعلومات التي يسردها تشومسكي في كل مرة.
تشريح الإرهاب .. على الطريقة التشومسكية..
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Noam Chomsky often sounds like a voice in the wilderness, especially in the weeks precisely following 9-11, so we should be grateful for an early voice of comparative reason.

Nonetheless, Dr. Chomsky comes across as alternatively over and under-prepared, not that anyone really could have been prepared for 9-11 and its aftermath.

My problem is, whether he is answering interviewer questions immediately following the event, or writing a summary article 8 months later, his answers are delivered like a
W. Littlejohn
Dec 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to W. by: Anyone who thinks the US was an innocent victim of 9/11
Shelves: scary-stuff
This book does an excellent and concise job of exploding the myth that the US was an innocent victim in 9/11, and that its response (the "War on Terror") was righteous and necessary, and it does so without resorting to so-called "conspiracy theories." Now, personally, I think that those "conspiracy theories" are a crucial part of the damning case against the US, but many people aren't willing to go there just now, and this book is the book for them.

Chomsky reveals that, far from being "anti-ter
Jerry Smith
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Written shortly after the attacks themselves, it is interesting to review Chomsky's thoughts with the advantage of more than a decade's hindsight. He has been proven to be both far sighted and perceptive. Pretty much every aspect of his predictions have come to fruition. The work addresses what the optimal response to these horrendous attacks should be, and what it was likely to be. It is sad indeed that he was proven to be correct.

It could be argued that to fail to provide a robust response to
David Sarkies
Jul 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: It's probably a little obsolete now
Recommended to David by: A friend named Neil
Shelves: politics
A Noam Chomsky interview
12 December 2010

This small book is a transcript of a radio interview with Chomsky shortly after the September 11 attacks. I remember being in Sydney late 2001 when a friend of mine saw this book and said 'I'm not surprised Chomsky has already written a book about September 11th'. At the time I had never heard of Chomsky, however that ignorance has since changed.

I'm not surprised that Chomsky released a book quickly as well, because the event was such a psychological sho
Qusai Dawaimeh
Jan 12, 2015 rated it liked it
الكتاب يتضمن مجموعة من مقابلات صحفية مع المفكر الأميركي نعوم تشومسكي.
أهم ما جاء بالكتاب بالنسبة لي هو حديثه عن السياسات الأمريكية التي تتعاطى مع الارهاب بشكل مختلف عن سسائر الدول بحيث تعرف الارهاب بطريقتها الخاصة. وأورد هنا أهم النقاط السوداء في تاريخ السياسات الأمريكية:

_أميركا اتهمت بالارهاب عام 1986 ولكنها استخدمت حق النقض أي الفيتو

_انجلترا لم تتعرض لهجوم من الهند, ولا بلجيكا تعرضت لهجوم من الكونجو, ولا ايطاليا من أثيوبيا , ولا فرنسا من الجزائر. فلذلك أوروبا و أميركا أصابتهم الصدمة بسبب أحداث
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: politics
These interviews collectively smack of an apologia for terrorism committed by non-US bodies, for Chomsky seems to invariably find a preceding cause for assaults directed toward America. He seems to pay scant regard to intentions, focusing instead on a consequentialist view of American-Middle east conflicts. Granted the Americans must have erred in foreign endeavours, yet the author's eerie ability, or inclination rather, to find an explanation, or excuse even, for anti-Western sentiment seems di ...more
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
A bit scattered, sure, which can be attributed to the oddity of publishing a series of interviews which have been heavily expanded after-the-fact. However, lots of good information here distilled in a short book. Unlike what some detractors have said in other reviews, Chomsky is not a ranter. He has some stories he uses as examples more than once, but these are in no way rants. Anyone who has heard him speak or watched his speeches on videos or listened to radio interviews knows this. He's calm, ...more
Djayawarman Alamprabu
The term Conspiracy theory is an effort to blur the factual insights of every institutional Audit. Thats why we tend to take lightly to these kind of Institutional Audit because we labeled them as conspiracy theory just like what the media wants us to do.

Muhammad SAW, Yeshua/ISA/Jesus was also considered as a conspiracy theorist at their struggle to convey God's message. But it doesn't mean the message that they are preaching is a conspiracy. That's just how people at that time trying defend the
Robert Tulba
Mar 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Harrowing and eye opening. You cannot looks at the military actions of the United States in the Middle East in the same way after reading this short book. I highly commend it to everyone -- if for no other reasons than that the mainstream media and cable networks give you no inkling of what the government is really up to around the world. Which is why Chomsky and others like him are so invaluable.
Gertrude & Victoria
Jun 23, 2009 rated it it was ok
Chomsky's analysis of September 11, 2001 wasn't very compelling, as it lacked any semblance of rigor. I felt like I was left out in the cold somewhere between the Mongolian-Chinese-Russian border. There are plenty of other books out there on the subject that are much better. I'd advise you pass this one up and look elsewhere. Don't waste your time or money.
Jack Ochs
May 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
collection of interviews with Chomsky in the first few weeks following 9/11. He is a master of cause and effect, capable of seeing how the past, present, and future are all connected. Made me question many of my fundamental beliefs about this country.
Mar 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
i am always paranoid bring this type of book over the boarder.
Clay Burns
May 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was the first Chomsky book I read, which led to many others, until I finally realized I was just reading the same book over and over.
Mar 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Overall a pretty good read. Some of the sections are a bit less interesting but in the other ones some pretty good facts and opinions are stated.
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Noam Chomsky's views on what we could have done differently in 2001, taken from interviews in the month after 9-11. Also provides a window on to what a wasted opportunity we had in the 1990s.
Its a collections of articles and interviews of the author.
Christos Andreev
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I rate it 9/11
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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