Foreword to the War Crimes Tribunal on Vietnam
In Bertrand Russell's War Crimes Tribunal on Vietnam
Year Published: 1971
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX8866
Chomsky introduces the themes to be explored in Russell's book on the Vietnam Tribunal. He points out the complacency in Europe and the USA and calls the Tribunal as a renouncement of the crime of silence. Although the Tribunal was not accurately reported, criticisms arose, two of which Chomsky highlights: 1) The bias of jurors, witnesses and participants; and 2) The superfluous nature of the Tribunal in light of the atrocity of the crime of barbarism.