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NCJ Number: 30534 Find in a Library
Title: SOME HISTORICAL REFLECTIONS REGARDING TERRORISM (FROM REFLECTIONS ON THE DEFINITION AND REPRESSION OF TERRORISM - SEE NCJ-30533)
Author(s): J GOTOVITCH
Corporate Author: Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Institut de Sociologie
Belgium
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Bruxelles, Belgium
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Document
Language: French
Country: Belgium
Annotation: BRIEF DISCUSSION OF THE MODERN HISTORY OF TERRORISM, BEGINNING WITH THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND GOING ON TO THE ANARCHIST TERRORISM IN FRANCE IN THE 1890S, THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, ETC.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT A MINORITY, ACTING ALONE CANNOT BRING ABOUT A REVOLUTION. IT CAN ONLY DO SO IF IT EXPRESSES THE WISHES OF THE MASSES AND IS RECOGNIZED BY THEM. TERRORISTS WITHOUT POPULAR SUPPORT, ACTING AS A SMALL MINORITY, HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER IN THE WAY OF PLANS OR AN ORGANIZATION TO TAKE THE PLACE OF THE GOVERNMENT THEY ARE ATTACKING. THEREFORE THEY MUST FAIL, AS IS THE CASE WITH THE PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS. --IN FRENCH
Index Term(s): Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO); Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorism causes; Theory
Note: PAPER PRESENTED AT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, FREE UNIVERSITY OF BRUSSELS, MARCH 19-20, 1973
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