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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Encounter Books (Sept. 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 189355497X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893554979
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #151,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter Collier has written well-regarded biographies of the Rockefellers, the Kennedys and the Fords. David Horowitz is the author of Radical Son, The Politics of Bad Faith, Left Illusions, and other books. He is the President of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture in Los Angeles, California.

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Since the late 1960s, Noam Chomsky's political writings have been treated with enormous respect in the United States. Read the first page
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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 18 2004
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Collier and Horowitz totally misconstrue and misrepresent what Chomsky is all about. He's one of the good guys, and doesn't hate anybody, least of all Israel!
As for the claims that Chomsky is a holocaust denier, they are totally and purposefully false. In fact, he is on record as saying that to even entertain the notion is to lose one's humanity. What he does support is the right to freedom of speech. Like most intellectuals (and civilized people in general), Chomsky supports an individual's right to voice his or her opinions. He has never supported the position that the holocaust never happened, but rather supports the rights of people to voice that claim. The difference between the two is critically important. In fact, when questioned about what he personally thinks of holocaust deniers, he always gives the same answer, "They're despicable."
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17 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Richards on Sept. 5 2004
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Notice how none of this book refutes any of Chomsky's claims. It tries to say he's a holocaust denier which is blatantly untrue. He tries to say Chomsky hates Isreal when Chomsky is Jewish. All this book is, is hatred of person. People who uncover uncomfortable truths should be regarded as heroes, not hated. WAKE UP AMERICA
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11 of 20 people found the following review helpful By m on Dec 4 2004
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There are lots of crazy books like this which don't let facts get in the way of trying to discredit a person or idea to further the authur(s) own agenda. But the worst part of this book is that it is boring. Uninspired truely a painfull book to get through. good if you have trouble sleeping.
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14 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Jobiwankenobi on Sept. 24 2004
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To "Finally someone has taken on Chomsky" Are you nuts man?!? Chomsky does not hate Isreal! And for damn sure doesn't deny the holocaust!!! Are you a child? And not unlike the authors of this atrosity of a book, your claims are convuluded, uninformed, and fallacious at best. (A little Jackie Chiles came out in me there..) Furthermore, the fact that you state "duhh..It's about time somebody challenged Chomsky" What is that?? Chomsky is an intellectual who's been challenged day in and day out (for 30+ years) by right wing numb nuts who want to preach about the "illusions" of the left. The fact is that Chomsky simply lays out the truth about the Isreli occupation of Palestine, and when the truth is stated it's very hard for many people to understand how Isreal can be deemed correct. As for his "hatred" of the United States and stating that they had 9/11 coming to them.....well, actually I'm just gonna stop here because there's no point. To anyone out there who was thinking of buying this book - DON'T. Unless, of course you're privy on spending 30 bucks on a good laugh. Really, this book is just more right wing jargon that deserves nothing but a lighter taken to it. Oh, and check out the company that published it......interesting, yes? Very.
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13 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Eric Kent on June 7 2004
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Chomsky is a person so brilliant in theory, that he forgets the reality of dealing with people such as terrorists and tyrants. He is now into denying the holocaust and proclaiming how Arafat is virtuous.
This book is both fascinating and insightful. Required reading!!!
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Ross on March 26 2009
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Even open-minded people will likely find themselves unable to take seriously the likes of Chomsky. It does not seem possible that we could be so mistaken in what we believe. We may assume that Chompsky must be joking, wildly over-stating the case, paranoid or have some kind of axe to grind. We may become angry with him for telling us these terrible truths about our society and insist that this simply cannot be true. It takes real inner strength and personal integrety to resist the reassuring messages of mass media to honestly and objectively consider the evidence that Chompsky presents. And even when we become convinced that there is real truth in his arguments we may find our ability to take them seriously fluctuates when we have to return to our day to day lives. My own personal challenge is not how to live with the conservative illusions as presented in this book - just read the first line for a laugh - but how to live with Chompsky's deadly realism while trying to find inner peace in my lifetime.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. Paulite on June 2 2008
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I don't know much about Collier but Horowitz is a man that history will remember on account of the Academic Bill of Rights. His brilliant proposal for legislation, if passed, would have been instrumental in protecting young minds from ideas of questionable quality - deviant ones even.

Chomsky's books tend to innundate with facts so much so that reading them becomes an invitation to migrane; almost every paragraph is footnoted. This book allows for a quicker read by offering careful interpretation by well respected intellectuals.

Chomsky makes outrageous claims in his books, just a few examples from Failed States:

o calls the US a failed state, a terrorist state even,
o claims that the US is a fruit genocide,
o says that every single US president could be indicted as a war criminal

The above is a prime example of Freedom Of Speech in action. In any other country Chomsky would have been locked up and possibly killed but in America he is unhindered in his criticism of the very cradle of democracy.

Now, if there were an Academic Bill of Rights enacted university students would be safer from such undesierable fruits of the freedom of speech as Mr. Chomsky's writings.
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