What drives someone to become a suicide bomber? Who are al-Qaeda and what do they want? What happens when the media becomes part of the story? Author and UN Security advisor Leonard Weinberg answers these and other questions in an exploration that ranges from the French Revolution to the death squads of Colombia, and reveals how terrorism has become an invasive presence that affects government policy, military actions, and holiday destinations. International in scope, authoritative, and shrewd, this audiobook is essential for anyone worried about public security or seeking to gain a deeper understanding of where terrorism comes from, how it works, and where it ends.
Dave Courvoisier’s colorful, conversational tone enlivens renowned political scientist Leonard Weinberg’s adroit examination of global terrorism: that faceless, stateless, yet all-too ubiquitous entity and the myriad social, political, and religious factors that influence terrorist acts and inform their ramifications.
Is ensuring the safety of a populace worth sacrificing certain civil liberties? How effective is military action in response to terrorist activity? These are tough questions with no easy answers, but Courvoisier's lively delivery coupled with Weinberg’s expertise make this essential listening for those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of this complex and unsettling issue.
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