Path To Paradise, The: Inner World Of Suicide Bomb Ers And Their Dispatchers


by Berko, Anat

Path To Paradise, The: Inner World Of Suicide Bomb Ers And Their Dispatchers

Price:  US$75.92   (SGD94.90*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 194 pages
Published:  2007, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780275994464
SB#:  042294 (105)

About This Book

Suicide bombers are often compared to "smart bombs." Suicide bombers are in fact smarter than smart bombs because they can choose their own target, react to circumstances on the ground, and change their target, or their timing, in an instant, to ensure the maximum damage, destruction, and death. Exploring the inner world of suicide bombers has been the focus of Anat Berko's research for years. She has worked to understand their thought processes. Do male bombers really believe that death will transport them to a paradise where they will be greeted by virgins? Are they victims of unbearable pressure to commit this act of terror? What are female bombers promised in the hereafter? Is there something that links all suicide bombers? Berko also explores the world of those who "drop the smart bomb" - the dispatchers: who are these people who persuade others to go calmly to their horrific deaths? To learn about the inner world of suicide bombers and their dispatchers, Berko conducted intensive and extensive interviews with male and female suicide bombers who had failed their missions, as well as with their dispatchers.


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