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  • The Withdrawal

  • Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of US Power
  • By: Vijay Prashad, Noam Chomsky
  • Narrated by: Donald Corren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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The Withdrawal

By: Vijay Prashad,Noam Chomsky
Narrated by: Donald Corren
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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.

©2022 by Valeria Chomsky and Vijay Prashad. Foreword (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing
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Essential reading for everyone.

Great work from the two authors.As always when listening to any of Noam Chomsky 's books you learn a great deal that you would never discover from the media. Listening to this book will increase your understanding of the modern world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-22

satisfy your thirst for chomsky's brilliance.

America's leading intellectual reflects on his experience of the United States immoral use of power .

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  • Roger Carlsen
  • 17-10-22

Do clear. A compelling read

Evidence, clearly presented, and passionately read. A treasure to be read and reread. If you read this, i believe that you’ll have your politically challenged or buttressed.

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  • Samuel C Taylor
  • 16-10-22

Very enlightening

insightful really makes you think and see the world as it really is with all the evil.

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  • SOLOMON BEY
  • 08-10-22

Exceptional!

Iam combat veteran middle east!my first in zone duties were burn pits?highway of death,ya!exact detailed description as if you were with us that night the burning of corps and the unforgettable stinch!as we push toward bagdaddy !sun rise men and little boys charged!No women?stop in burning oil we'll infestation of hazardous fumes halted a few clicks from Bagdad w what's that about Humm!Thank you closure and helping me heal!inshallah!shalom.

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  • Eric Andrade
  • 06-10-22

There is nothing better than a Chomsky book.

except when it's Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad.

If you have been reading Chomsky for any length of time, you likely will not be surprised by a lot of what is in here. but once again, the presentation and the context in which the information is conveyed shows just how scary and demented the United States government has become.

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  • Craig Doner
  • 29-09-22

As Usual Brilliant

I have read a wide range of books on world affairs. Noam is easily the single most insightful analyst alive today.

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  • kelvin tam
  • 23-09-22

only 50% of the content is relevant

Good read but why does the author feel the need to add so much extra Noam Chomsky flattery... unnecessary and hurts the credibility of the whole work rather than support it.