The Withdrawal by Noam Chomsky audiobook

The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of US Power

By Noam Chomsky  and Vijay Prashad
Foreword by Angela Y. Davis
Read by Donald Corren

Blackstone Publishing 9781620977606

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 08/30/2022

    ISBN: 9798212010481

  • Available on 08/30/2022

    ISBN: 9798212010474

  • Available on 08/30/2022

    ISBN: 9798212010498

Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Two of our most celebrated intellectuals grapple with the uncertain aftermath of the American collapse in Afghanistan.

Not since the last American troops left Vietnam have we faced such a sudden vacuum in our foreign policy—not only of authority, but also of explanations of what happened, and what the future holds.

Few analysts are better poised to address this moment than Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad, intellectuals and critics whose work spans generations and continents. Called “the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet” by the New York Times Book Review, Noam Chomsky is the guiding light of dissidents around the world. In The Withdrawal, Chomsky joins with noted scholar Vijay Prashad—who “helps to uncover the shining worlds hidden under official history and dominant media” (Eduardo Galeano)—to get at the roots of this unprecedented time of peril and change.

Chomsky and Prashad interrogate key inflection points in America’s downward spiral: from the disastrous Iraq War to the failed Libyan intervention to the descent into chaos in Afghanistan.

As the final moments of American power in Afghanistan fade from view, this crucial book argues that we must not take our eyes off the wreckage—and that we need, above all, an unsentimental view of the new world we must build together.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fierce and well-informed condemnation of US imperialism.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Noam Chomsky

Author Bio: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is the bestselling author of over 100 influential political books and has collaborated with journalists on books such as Perilous Power, Gaza in Crisis, and On Palestine. He is a laureate professor at the University of Arizona and professor emeritus in the department of linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is one of the foremost critics of US foreign policy. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics.

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Author Bio: Vijay Prashad

Author Bio: Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, editor of LeftWord Books, and the chief correspondent for Globetrotter. He is the author of The Darker Nations, Uncle Swami, and co-author of The Withdrawal, as well as Washington Bullets. The Darker Nations was chosen as a Best Nonfiction Book of the Year by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and won the Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize. He lives in Santiago, Chile.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English