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NCJ Number: 139268 Find in a Library
Title: Western State Terrorism
Editor(s): A George
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 270
Sponsoring Agency: Routledge
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 0-415-90473-0
Sale Source: Routledge
711 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The fundamental, and controversial, thesis on which the essays in this volume are focused is that most significant acts of international terrorism are perpetrated, or at least organized, by the United States, its allies, and its client states.
Abstract: The author of the first chapter distinguishes between a propagandist and a literal approach to the study of terrorism, providing an overview of U.S. terrorist activities in the Middle East and Central America. A discussion of the "Western model and semantics of terrorism" examines the routine minimization of the West's role in international violence on the parts of government spokesmen, mainstream media, and academic and security professionals. An analysis of terrorology, the academic study of terrorism, and a discussion of the roots of recent U.S. foreign policy expand further on the central theme of the book. Three chapters deal with terrorist activities sponsored or carried out by three U.S. allies -- Great Britain, Indonesia, and South Africa. Chapter references
Main Term(s): State sponsored terrorism
Index Term(s): Foreign policies; International terrorism
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