Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge

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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 this analysis, Dershowitz 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.
 

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WHY TERRORISM WORKS: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge

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The ubiquitous and prolific Harvard law professor (Shouting Fire, 2002, etc.) weighs in on civil liberties and international justice in a time of terror.Some of Dershowitz's theses will be familiar to ... Leer reseña completa

Why terrorism works: understanding the threat, responding to the challenge

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You can love him or hate him, but Dershowitz (Harvard Law Sch.) is always worth reading. In this bracing work, he gently upbraids those who chalked up the September 11 attacks on New York and ... Leer reseña completa

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Deterring Terrorism
15
The Internationalization of Terrorism How Our European Allies Made September 11 Inevitable
35
How an Amoral Society Could Fight Terrorism
105
Should the Ticking Bomb Terrorist Be Tortured? A Case Study in How a Democracy Should Make Tragic Choices
131
Striking the Right Balance
165
Are We Overreacting?
223
Notes
229
Acknowledgments
261
Index
263
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Alan M. Dershowitz is professor of law at Harvard Law School.

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