“An educational, timely, and invaluable contribution to our understanding of contemporary terrorism. Whilst 9-11 marked the emergence of the new terrorism and put the spotlight on radical Islam, this study restores a balanced understanding to an age-old, historical social phenomenon. Using a broad, historical perspective, the authors remind us that terrorism will continue because it has worked in the past, and that it cannot be prevented at the present time, only contained. A must-read for everyone interested in terrorism and counterterrorism.”
--Andrew T H Tan, Senior Lecturer, King's College London / Joint Services Command and Staff College, UK
"Terrorism: Origins and Evolution is a useful and important contribution to the literature. It explores why previous 'pat' answers about the origins and progress of terrorism were wrong and how we might search for greater historical understanding of this contemporary set of threats. It can be read profitably equally by experts and scholars new to the subject."
--Christopher S. Peebles, Special Advisor for Centers and Institutes, Office of the Vice President for Research, and Professor of Anthropology, Indiana