When I read Manufacturing Consent as a teenager, in the summer of 2002 to be precise, at the beginning of War on Terror fever, I never thought that one day its most esteemed author, Noam Chomsky, would accuse me of supporting al-Qaeda. In the following exchange, he does exactly that, as well as accusing me of […]Read more "You Want the Truth? A Correspondence with Noam Chomsky on Syria"
(A version of this essay originally appeared in Khiyana: Daesh, The Left and the Unmaking of the Syrian Revolution, a collection of wonderful essays on Syria from a left-wing perspective published by Unkant – it is available to purchase here) “Oh Allah, strike the apostate rulers, Oh Allah, kill them one after the other, sparing […]Read more "INCONVENIENT TRUTHS: THE RISE OF DAESH IN SYRIA"
A version of this essay appeared in the wonderful book Khiyana: Daesh, the Left and the Unmaking of the Syrian revolution, available to purchase here. Those of us who concern ourselves with the Syrian revolutionary war will be more than familiar with the old line, almost solely repeated by leftists and self-proclaimed anti-imperialists, that they […]Read more "Anti-Anti-Imperialism"