Voices Of Terror


Renowned historian and international scholar Walter Laqueur offers a sweeping survey of writing on one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: the use of violence as a tool for political change.

From ancient Roman tyrannicides and French revolutionaries to the Weathermen and Osama Bin Laden, Voices of Terror brings together 120 of history's most controversial figures, militant organizations and guerrilla groups for a rare glimpse into the minds behind the violence. ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $16.94   
  • New (3) from $19.69   
  • Used (7) from $16.94   
Sending request ...


Renowned historian and international scholar Walter Laqueur offers a sweeping survey of writing on one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: the use of violence as a tool for political change.

From ancient Roman tyrannicides and French revolutionaries to the Weathermen and Osama Bin Laden, Voices of Terror brings together 120 of history's most controversial figures, militant organizations and guerrilla groups for a rare glimpse into the minds behind the violence. This important new anthology includes a substantial selection of material by Islamist terrorists, about the evolving concept of jihad and on post-September 11, 2001 perspectives.

With commentary from Karl Marx, Emma Goldman, Mao Tse Tung, Che Guevara, and Menachem Begin, among others, and documents of al Qaeda, Hamas and the PLO, Voices of Terror is an essential resource for anyone interested in international current events.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594290350
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Pages: 530
  • Sales rank: 394,318
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Laqueur has written dozens of books, including A History of Zionism, The Israel-Arab Reader, and The New Terrorism. He holds the Kissinger Chair for International Security Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Ta b l eo f C o n t e n t s Preface Part 1: The Terrorism Reader Section 1: Tyrannicide Introductory note Aristotle:The Origin of Tyranny Lucian of Samosata:The Tyrannicide Cicero:No Fellowship with Tyrants Plutarch: Brutus John of Salisbury: On Slaying Public Tyrants Thomas Aquinas and the Question of Tyrannicide Junius Brutus: In Defense of Liberty-
Juan de Mariana: Whether It is Right to Destroy a Tyrant George Buchanan: War with the Enemy of All Mankind Edward Saxby: Killing No Murder Vittorio Alfieri: On Tyranny Section 2: Terrorism Old and New Introductory note Bartoldi: Dagger and Poison Karl Heinzen: Murder Mikhail Bakunin: Revolution, Terrorism, Banditry Sergey Nechaev: Catechism of the Revolutionist Nikolai Morozov: The Terrorist Struggle G. Tarnovski: Terrorism and Routine Serge Stepniak-Kravchinski: Underground Russia Pyotr Kropotkin: The Spirit of Revolt Jean Maitron: The Era of the Attentats John Most: Advice for Terrorists Henry David: Prelude to Haymarket O'Donovan Rossa's Dynamiters John Devoy: Lomasney Section 3: Terrorism in the Twentieth Century Introductory note St. Christowe: Twilight of the IMRO Emil Julius Gumbel: Organized Murder Easter Week: A Dublin Ballad Freedom Struggle by the Provisional IRA Bhagwat Charan: The Philosophy of the Bomb Menahem Begin: The Revolt Platform of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Yehoshafat Harkabi: Al Fatah's Doctrine Bizham Jazani: Armed Struggle in Iran Carlos Marighella: From the éMinimanual"
Prairie Fire: Political Statement of the Weather Underground RAF (Baader-Meinhof Group): The Concept of the Urban Guerrilla Section 4: Interpretations of Terrorism Introductory note Lucien de la Hodde: The Disaffected Cesare Lombroso: The Militants Emma Goldman: The Psychology of Political Violence Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Comments on Terrorism Lenin: Revolutionary Adventurism Trotsky: Collapse of Terrorism Part 2: The Guerrilla Reader Section 1: The Age of Small War Introductory note Maurice, Count de Saxe: Hercules Against Schoolboys De Grandmaison: The Uses of Small War De Jeney: Some Qualities Required of a Partisan Johann von Ewald: Cunning, Skill, Speed, Secrecy Andreas Emmerich: The Partisan in War Georg Wilhelm Freiherr von Valentini: What Kind of Training?
Carl von Clausewitz: A Battalion in Battle Carl von Clausewitz: People's War Section 2: Napoleon and After Introductory note Antoine Henri de Jomini: National Wars Francisco Espoz y Mina: Fighting in Spain Denis Davydov: On Guerrilla Warfare Carl von Decker: On Partisan War J. F. A. Lemiere de Corvey: Un Peu du Fanatisme Carlo Bianco: A Handbook for Revolutionary Bands Giuseppe Mazzini:Rules for the Conduct of Guerrilla Bands Wojciech Chrzanowski: The Polish Experience Karol Stolzman: éTerrifying for the Strongest Enemy"
Antoine-Fortune de Brack: A Hazardous Profession Section 3: Partisan Warfare 1860 - 1938
Introductory note Francis Lieber: Guerrillas in International Law Karl Hron: Partisans in the Austrian Mirror Friedrich Wilhelm Rustow: People's War and Mobile Warfare Charles Callwell: The Dangers of Guerrilla Warfare-1900
T. Miller Maguire: Differences Between Guerrilla and Regular Warfare T. H. C. Frankland: Efficacy and Difficulties Thomas Edward Lawrence: The Lessons of Arabia B. C. Dening: Guerrillas and Political Propaganda Harold H. Utley: War at a Time of Peace Arthur Ehrhardt: In Praise of Bold Attack Section 4: Socialism and the Armed Struggle Introductory note Auguste Blanqui: A Blueprint for Insurrection Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Guerrillas in Spain Friedrich Engels: Franc-Tireurs 1870
John Most: The Case for Dynamite James Connolly: On Street Fighting Lenin: Guerrilla Warfare Section 5: Guerrilla Doctrine Today Introductory note Mao Tse-tung: The Three Stages of the Protracted War Lin Piao: Encircling the Cities of the World Che Guevara: Guerrilla Warfare-A Method Regis Debray: The Guerrilla as the Political Vanguard Carlos Marighella: From the éMinimanual"
Abraham Guillen: Urban Guerrilla Strategy Part 3: The Origins of 21st Century Terrorism Section 1: Terrorism in the Muslim World Introductory note Taqi-ud-Deen Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah The Religious and Moral Doctrine of Jihad Sayed Qutb:Jihad in the cause of God Syed Abul Ala Maududi: Jihad in Islam Mohammad 'Abdus Salam Faraj: Jihad, The Absent Obligation Al Qa'eda: Manual Osama bin Laden: Jihad against Jews and Crusaders September 11 The Letter left behind Sheikh Abdullah Yusuf Azzam: A short biography Ayman al Zawahiri: Knights under the Prophet's banner Hamas:The Covenant Rédha Malek : Islamist Terrorism in Algeria: An Experience to PonderM Boudjemaa: Terrorism in Algeria: Ten Years of Day-to-Day Genocide Section 2: Terrorism — East West and South Introductory note The Tamil Tigers: Interview with Commander Pirabakaran Sumantra Bose: Kashmir Roots of Conflict: Paths to Peace Yoginder Sikand: Kashmir, from National Liberation to Islamic Jihad The Red Brigades: A manifesto
"Neither Left Nor Right" The Extreme Right and the Battle Against the New World Order Jihad in the Caucasus: The Second Chechen WarIgor Dobaev: Islamic Radicalism in the Northern Caucasus Jihad in Central Asia: Uzbekistan Jihad in Central Asia: Tadjikistan ETA: Terror in Spain Colombia: the combatant forces Jemaah Islamiyah in South East Asia Jeffrey M. Bale: Abu Sayyaf in the Philippine Terrorism 2004: Towards weapons of mass destruction ? Glossary Selected bibliography
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)