Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge / Edition 1

Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge / Edition 1

by Alan M. Dershowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300097662

ISBN-13: 9780300097665

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

Alan M. Dershowitz, one of America's most distinguished defenders of civil liberties, presents measures that will prevent terrorism and still uphold our democratic values. "The greatest danger facing the world today," says Alan M. Dershowitz, "comes from religiously inspired, state sponsored terrorist groups that seek to develop weapons of mass destruction for use

Overview

Alan M. Dershowitz, one of America's most distinguished defenders of civil liberties, presents measures that will prevent terrorism and still uphold our democratic values. "The greatest danger facing the world today," says Alan M. Dershowitz, "comes from religiously inspired, state sponsored terrorist groups that seek to develop weapons of mass destruction for use against civilian targets." In his newest book, Drershowitz argues passionately and persuasively that global terrorism is a phenomenon largely of our own making and that we must and can take steps to reduce the frequency and severity of terrorist acts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300097665
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Deterring Terrorism15
2The Internationalization of Terrorism: How Our European Allies Made September 11 Inevitable35
3How an Amoral Society Could Fight Terrorism105
4Should the Ticking Bomb Terrorist Be Tortured? A Case Study in How a Democracy Should Make Tragic Choices131
5Striking the Right Balance165
Conclusion: Are We Overreacting?223
Notes229
Acknowledgments261
Index263

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