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The Resource Why terrorism works : understanding the threat, responding to the challenge, Alan M. Dershowitz

Why terrorism works : understanding the threat, responding to the challenge, Alan M. Dershowitz

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Why terrorism works : understanding the threat, responding to the challenge
Title
Why terrorism works
Title remainder
understanding the threat, responding to the challenge
Statement of responsibility
Alan M. Dershowitz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 book 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. Analyzing recent acts of terrorism and our reaction to them, Dershowitz explains that terrorism is successful when the international community gives in to the demands of terrorists, or even tries to understand and eliminate the "root causes" of terrorism. He discusses extreme approaches to wiping out international terrorism that would work if we were not constrained by legal, moral, and humanitarian considerations. And then, given that we do operate under such constraints, he offers a series of proposals that would effectively reduce the frequency and severity of international terrorism by striking a balance between security and liberty
Summary
Argues that the current international community is not doing enough to deter terrorism and looks at ways democratic societies can effectively reduce the frequency and severity of terrorist attacks
Storyline
Tone
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174925
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dershowitz, Alan M
Dewey number
303.625
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
Target audience
adult
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understanding the threat, responding to the challenge
Label
Why terrorism works : understanding the threat, responding to the challenge, Alan M. Dershowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6016861
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780300101539
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002006387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Why terrorism works : understanding the threat, responding to the challenge, Alan M. Dershowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6016861
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780300101539
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002006387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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