Western State Terrorism

Western State Terrorism

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A study of various forms of terrorism that, the authors argue, have been sponsored or supported by the USA and some of its allies. It opposes the view that most serious terrorist actions are perpertrated against Western democracies by maverick states, such as Syria and Iran. The book also examines the broad and long-term political ends to which these forms of terrorism has been put. The contributors include Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk (on the part of terrorism in US foreign policy), Michael McClintock (on the concept of counter-insurgency in US military doctrine), Bill Rolston (on terrorism in Northern Ireland), Joseph Hanlon (on South African state terrorism), and Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi (on Israel's exportation of military technology).show more

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  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 562g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 7 tables
  • 0745606725
  • 9780745606729

Table of contents

International terrorism - image and reality, Noam Chomsky; "terrorism" as ideology and cultural industry, Edward S.Herman and Gerry O'Sullivan; the discipline of terrorology, Alexander George; the terrorist foundations of recent US foreign policy, Richard Falk; American doctrine and counter-insurgent terror, Michael McClintock; containment and its failure - the British State and the control of conflict in Northern Ireland, Bill Rolston; Indonesia - mass extermination and the consolidation of authoritarian power, Carmel Budiardjo; the Reagan doctrine and the destabilization of Southern Africa, Sean Gervasi and Sybil Wong.show more