The New Terrorism
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|April 10 2006|
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The New Terrorism : Fanaticism and the Arms of Mass Destruction
Publisher: Oxford University Press (October 12, 2000)
In The New Terrorism Walter Laqueur, one of the foremost experts on terrorism and international strategic affairs, recounts the history of terrorism and, more importantly, examines the future of terrorist activity worldwide.
Recent attacks in Oklahoma City, at the World Trade Towers, and at American embassies in Africa demonstrate the horrifying consequences of a terrorist strike. But as technological advances make weapons of mass destruction frighteningly easy to acquire, a revolution is occurring in the very nature of terrorism--one that may make these attacks look like child's play.
In The New Terrorism
Walter Laqueur, one of the foremost experts on terrorism and
international strategic affairs, recounts the history of terrorism and,
more importantly, examines the future of terrorist activity worldwide.
Laqueur traces the chilling trend away from terrorism perpetrated by
groups of oppressed nationalists and radicals seeking political change
to small clusters of fanatics bent on vengence and simple destruction.
Coinciding with this trend is the alarming availability of weapons of
mass destruction. Chemical and biological weapons are cheap and
relatively easy to make or buy. Even nuclear devices are increasingly
feasible options for terrorists. And with the information age, cyber
terrorism is just around the corner. Laqueur argues that as a new
quasi-religious extreme right rises, with more personal and less
ideological motivations than their left-wing counterparts, it is only a
matter of time before the attainability of weapons of mass destruction
creates a terrifying and unstable scenario.
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