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'Changing Contours of World Order (Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2012, pp. 8-26)'

  • Changing Contours of World Order, Noam Chomsky, State Crime Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2012), pp. 8-26


I’m glad to be here on the occasion of the launch of the new journal. The journal is new, the topic obviously isn’t. I might open with a word about the topic of the journal, or at least some subpart of it. I’ll just keep to one of the lesser state crimes, namely international terrorism, putting aside much more serious ones like aggression. That topic, international terrorism, moved into the general agenda 30 years ago when Ronald Reagan entered office and his Administration declared that the prime focus of Administration policy would be state-directed international
terrorism (called “the plague of the modern age”, “return of barbarism in our time”, to sample some of the fevered rhetoric.

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