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Terrorism

(see also Suicide Terror, September 11, 2001 & War on Terrorism)


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Basics

On the Web: Articles

Who are the Global Terrorists?. Noam Chomsky. From Worlds in Collision: Terror & the Future of Global Order.

CIA-Backed Team Used Brutal Means to Break Up Terrorist Cell in Albania. Andrew Higgins & Christopher Cooper, Wall Street Journal (11/20/01). Brutal treatment of suspected terrorists by Albanian & Egyptian officials under CIA oversight, & a glimpse of how one terrorist cell worked.

America's Terrorist Training Camp: What's the Difference between Al Qaeda & Fort Benning? George Monbiot, Guardian (10/30/01). School of the Americas, now Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHISC).

Terror & Tyranny: What Powerful States Call Terrorism May Be an Inevitable Response to Injustice. Seamus Milne, Guardian (10/25/01) . Meaning of terrorism, and who is a terrorist?

If the CIA Had Butted Out. Ahmed Bouzid, LA Times (10/21/01). Roots of 9/11 in US sabotage of Iranian democracy in 1953.

Sources of the problem in Saudi Wahhabism. Tariq Ali (10/18/01). Most of bin Laden's followers from Saudi Arabia, raised in Islamic fundamentalism.

'Other Terrorist' Still Commands Attention. Robin Wright, LA Times (10/11/01). Profile of Imad Mughniyah of Hezbollah.

Disputing the Focus on Bin Laden. Samuel G. Freedman, NY Times (10/9/01). Focus obscures "deeper, broader and thus less eradicable roots of radical Islam's assault on West."

War Against an Undefined Term: What is a Terrorist Anyway?. Michael Kinsley (10/5/01). Anti-Terrorism Bill's definition too broad. Threatens civil liberties & could lead to a police state.

10 things to know about terrorism. Mark LeVine, AlterNet (10/4/01). What is it, & how did bin Laden & others become terrorists?

Understanding Terrorism. Richard A. Voll, Chronicle of Higher Education(9/28/01). Terrorism is not simply blind, unthinking hate; to end it, we need to understand it.

The Burden of a Violent History. Jim Mullin, Miami New Times (4/20/00). Details on political violence (terrorism) perpetrated by Florida's Cuban exiles.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Center for Defense Information.

Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Emergency Response Research Institute (ERRI).

National Security Archive.

In the Library: Articles

Ahmad, Eqbal. "Straight talk on terrorism," Monthly Review 53, 8 (1/02):46-55.

Benson, Mike & Mariah Evans. "Women as political terrorists," Research in Law, Deviance & Social Control 4 (1992):1231-30.

Chomsky, Noam. "International terrorism: image & reality," Crime & Social Justice 27-28 (1987):172-200.

Clayton, Mark. "Probing the roots of terror," Christian Science Monitor (9/2/03):18-21.

Hall, Kevin G. "Clues to '94 blast at Jewish center point to Tehran," San Jose Mercury News (9/19/03):1AA. Iran behind terrorist attack in Buenos Aires?

Herman, Edward. "U.S. sponsorship of international terrorism: an overview," Crime & Social Justice 27-28 (1987):1-31.

Rapoport, David. "Fear & trembling: terrorism in three religious traditions," American Political Science Review 78 (1984):658-77.

Sabetta, Anne R. "Transnational terror: causes & implications for response," Stanford Journal of International Studies 12 (spr 77):147-56.

Said, Edward W. "The essential terrorist," in Said & Hitchens (eds.) Blaming the Victims: Spurious Scholarship & the Palestinian Question (London, 1988).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ahmad, Eqbal. Terrorism: Theirs & Ours (NY, 2001).

Ahmed, Akbar. Islam under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World (NY: Polity, 2003).

Appleby, R. Scott. The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, & Reconciliation (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

Björgo, Tore (ed.) Racist Violence in Europe (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1993).

__________. Terrorism from the Extreme Right (London: Frank Cass, 1995).

Burton, M. Anthony. Urban Terrorism (London, 1975).

Chomsky, Noam. Pirates & Emperors, Old & New: International Terrorism in the Real World (Boston: South End, 2003).

Crenshaw, Martha (ed.) Terrorism in Context (University Park, 1995).

Curtis, Glenn E. & Tara Karacan. The Nexus among Terrorists, Narcotics Traffickers, Weapons Proliferators & Organized Crime Networks in Western Europe (Washington: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, 2002).

Goodin, Robert E. What's Wrong with Terrorism? (Cambridge: Polity, 2006). How it benefits politicians who foster climate of insecurity.

Hayner, Priscilla B. Unspeakable Truths. Confronting State Terror & Atrocity (NY, 2000).

Hoge, James F. & Gideon Rose (eds.) How Did This Happen? Terrorism & the New War (NY: Public Affairs, 2001).

Johnson, Chalmers. Revolutionary Change (Stanford, 1982), chap. 8.

Juergensmeyer, Mark. Terror in the Mind of God. The Global Rise of Religious Violence (Berkeley, 2000).

Laqueur, Walter & Yonah Alexander (eds.) The Terrorism Reader: A Historical Anthology (rev. ed.; NY: New American Library Penguin, 1987).

__________. The New Terrorism (London, 2000).

Lifton, Robert Jay. Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence & the New Global Terrorism (NY: Henry Holt, 1999).

Livingston, Marius H. (ed.) International Terrorism in the Contemporary World (Westport CT: Greenwwd, 1978).

Long, David E. The Anatomy of Terrorism (NY: Macmillan, 1990).

Morgan, Robin. The Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism (NY: Norton, 1989).

Murakami, Haruki. Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack & the Japanese Psyche [1997-98] (NY: Vintage, 2000).

Nordstrom, Carolyn & JoAnn Martin. The Paths to Domination, Resistance & Terror (Berkeley, 1992).

Perry, Gabrielle (ed.) Terrorism Reader (Huntington NY: Nova Science, 2001).

Rubenstein, Richard. Alchemists of Revolution: Terrorism in the Modern World (NY: Basic Books, 1987).

Schweitzer, Glenn E. & Carole Dorsch Schweitzer. A Faceless Enemy: The Origins of Modern Terrorism (Boulder: Perseus, 2002).

Simon, Jeffrey D. The Terrorist Trap. America’s Experience with Terrorism (Bloomington IN, 2001).

Sluka, Jeffrey A. (ed.) Death Squad: The Anthropology of State Terror (Philadelphia: U. Pennsylvania, 2000).

Talbot, Strobe & Nayan Chanda. The Age of Terror (NY: Basic, 2001).

Waldmann, Peter (ed.) Beruf Terrorist. Lebensläufe im Untergrund (Munich: CH Beck, 1993).

Walpin, Miles D. The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact & Propaganda (Boston: South End, 1982).

Whittaker, David J. (ed.) The Terrorism Reader (London: Routledge, 2001).

In the Library: Fiction

Patchett, Ann. Bel Canto: A Novel (NY: Harper Perennial, 2001). Novel based loosely on occupation of Lima's Japanese Embassy by Tupac Amaru guerrillas, notable for representation of "terrorists" as human beings accessible to communication.

In the Library: For Young Readers

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In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Battle of Algiers" [1966], dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, 125m. From Axon Video. Urban guerrilla warfare during the struggle for Algerian independence.

"The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story" [1975], dir. Leslie Woodhead, 90m.

"21 Hours at Munich" [1976], dir. William A. Graham, 100m. PLO attack on Israeli athletes at Munich Olympics in 1972.



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