Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times

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Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important and best-respected dissident political analyst in the United States. While his outspoken opinions on American foreign policy have hardly endeared him to the mainstream media (or the leading lights of either the Republican or Democratic parties), his sharp but well-considered opinions have made him a mainstay of leftist political journals and a tireless opponent of misdirected military violence and political bullying. Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times is a documentary which explores Chomsky's lectures and writings on the Bush administration's responses to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Chomsky discusses foreign policy decisions which helped to create the climate in which the 9/11 attacks could happen, as well as military and political decisions against Afghanistan and Iraq which have taken their toll largely upon civilians -- which, by Chomsky's estimation, makes the United States as much a terrorist agency as our opponents.

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Critic Reviews for Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times

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  • Junkerman's dull film, and its important if inflammatory message, will bore all but Chomsky's fellow travelers to death.

    Aug 8, 2003
  • If the documentary is a jumbled mess, the man ... is mesmerizing, lucid, thought-provoking and brave.

    Apr 10, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Visually, it's about as exciting as C-Span. Doesn't matter. Chomsky, at 74, is as radical as ever.

    Mar 21, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Kept me interested for its full 74 minutes with a series of surprises.

    Feb 14, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Would have benefited from putting a wider lens on the man and his detractors, as seen in 1992's superior Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick.

    Jan 31, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Because what Noam is thinking is always of interest, this brief and reverential film is as well.

    Jan 23, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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