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Essays on Contemporary Terror

Essays on Contemporary Terror

Frederick F Clairmonte Deterring Democracy by Noam Chomsky, Verso, New York, 1991; pp 421. NOAM CHOMSKY, a world authority on linguistic theory from MIT continues to be as freshly irrepressible as when he first soared to distinction in his uncompromising onslaughts against US imperialism in Asia, Latin America and Africa in the 60s, The epithet 'dissident' is inappropriate to describe this activist/thinker. A more precise designation would be that of a humanist, a non-conformist rebel whose academic and non-academic career has been consecrated to battle against the monstrous lie machines not only in the ex-command economies but above all in the very heartland of global imperial power, the US.

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