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    • The Future of Terrorism

    • ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Alt-Right
    • By: Walter Laqueur, and Christopher Wall
    • Narrated by: Christopher Price
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Since the death of bin Laden in 2011, ISIS has risen, al-Qaeda has expanded its reach, and right-wing extremists have surged in the US for the same simple reason: terrorism works. It’s not caused by psychosis or irrationality, as the media often suggests. Instead, it’s terrifyingly logical. Violent acts produce political results. To show why, Walter Laqueur and Christopher Wall explore the history, rationales, and precepts of terrorism, from the assassination of Tsar Alexander II, through the terror campaigns by Irish and Indian nationalists, and to the Nazis and Italian Fascists. 

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The New Terrorism

    • Fanaticism and the Arms of Mass Destruction
    • By: Walter Laqueur
    • Narrated by: Edward Holland
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Though this book was written before September 11, 2001, it provides prescient insight into the forms of terrorism we are experiencing today. Beginning with a history of terrorism, Laqueur charts a trend: whereas the old kind of terrorist wanted to extract concessions, new terrorists just want to damage as much as possible. Needless to say, we have seen just this in our current affairs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good place to start learning about terrorism

    • By Phebe on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $35.93