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The Resource Terrorism : the self-fulfilling prophecy, Joseba Zulaika

Terrorism : the self-fulfilling prophecy, Joseba Zulaika

Label
Terrorism : the self-fulfilling prophecy
Title
Terrorism
Title remainder
the self-fulfilling prophecy
Statement of responsibility
Joseba Zulaika
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In counterterrorism circles, the standard response to questions about the possibility of future attacks is the terse one-liner: "Not if, but when." This mantra supposedly conveys a realistic approach to the problem, but, as Joseba Zulaika argues in Terrorism, it functions as a self-fulfilling prophecy. By distorting reality to fit their own worldview, the architects of the War on Terror prompt the behavior they seek to prevent - a twisted logic that has already played out horrifically in Iraq. In short, Zulaika contends, counterterrorism has become pivotal in promoting terrorism." "Exploring the blind spots of counterterrorist doctrine, Zulaika takes readers on a remarkable intellectual journey. He contrasts the psychological insight of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood with The 9/11 Commission Report, plumbs the mindset of terrorists in works by Orianna Fallaci and Jean Genet, maps the continuities between the cold war and the fight against terrorism, and analyzes the case of a Basque terrorist who tried to return to civilian life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zulaika, Joseba
Dewey number
363.325
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6431
LC item number
.Z853 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Discourse analysis
  • Terrorismus
  • Bekämpfung
  • Diskursanalyse
Label
Terrorism : the self-fulfilling prophecy, Joseba Zulaika
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
317777900
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780226994161
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)317777900
Label
Terrorism : the self-fulfilling prophecy, Joseba Zulaika
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
317777900
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780226994161
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)317777900

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