What Terrorists Want: Understanding The Terrorist Threat
by Richardson, Louise
About This Book
What can terrorists possibly hope to achieve by blowing up commuters, bond traders and tourists whom they have never even met? Why do seemingly young men and women volunteer to turn themselves into human bombs? What can we do to stop them?
Louise Richardson investigates these crucial questions in this book. She delves into the minds of terrorists and demonstrates that they are not crazed criminals but rational, ideological actors willing to exploit their own weaknesses to maximum effect. By introducing us to terrorists through history, she shows that we must look way beyond 9/11 and simplistic associations with them.
This book controversially but convincingly arrgues that only by understanding the forces that drive terrorism can we hope to contain it. It also shows why the Global War on Terror is doomed to fail, but how with a different strategy, we can prevail.
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