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NCJ Number: 32748 Find in a Library
Title: FUTILITY OF TERRORISM
Journal: HARPER'S  Volume:252  Issue:1510  Dated:(MARCH 1976)  Pages:99-105
Author(s): W LAQUEUR
Corporate Author: Harper's Magazine Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Harper's Magazine Co
New York, NY 10016
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR EXAMINES AND REFUTES SEVERAL MYTHS REGARDING TERRORISM - INCLUDING THE BELIEF THAT THE EFFICACY OF TERRORISM IS COMMENSURATE WITH THE PUBLICITY THAT IT GENERATES.
Abstract: URBAN GUERRILLAS, IT IS ARGUED, ARE ACTUALLY URBAN TERRORISTS, FOR TRUE GUERRILLA WARFARE IS NOT PRACTICABLE IN THE CITIES. POLITICAL TERRORISM IS NOT A NEW PHENOMENON - ONLY THE CURRENT MANIFESTATIONS ARE NEW. TERRORIST GROUPS ARE SAID TO BE ELITIST ORGANIZATIONS, MOST OFTEN BELIEVING IN THE HISTORICAL MISSION OF A TINY MINORITY. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT ALTHOUGH TERRORISM DOES PRESENT SOME DANGER TO MODERN SOCIETY. THE MAGNIFICATION OF ITS IMPORTANCE CONSTITUTES A FAR GREATER DANGER.
Index Term(s): Bodyguards; Domestic terrorism; Urban guerrilla warfare
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