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

Author: Alan M Dershowitz
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan M Dershowitz
ISBN: 0300097662 9780300097665 0300101538 9780300101539
OCLC Number: 49698913
Description: 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Deterring terrorism --
The internationalization of terrorism : how our European allies made September 11 inevitable --
How an amoral society could fight terrorism --
Should the ticking bomb terrorist be tortured? : a case study in how a democracy should make tragic choices --
Striking the right balance --
Are we overreacting?
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In this title, defender of civil liberties and lawyer Alan Dershowitz presents measures that aim to prevent terrorism and still uphold US legal, moral and humanitarian values.  Read more...

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