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Title:
Western state terrorism
Author:
George, Alexander.
Publication Information:
Cambridge : Polity Press, 1991.
Physical Description:
264 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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 counterinsurgent state 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 Regan doctrine and the destabilization of southern Africa / Sean Gervasi and Sybil Wong.
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ISBN:
9780745606729

9780745609317
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Summary

Western State Terrorism examines the political uses to shich the U.S. and its allies have put the terrorism perpetrated by their official enemies-often small scale terrorism compared to that sponsored by the West. The contributors to this study place such retail terrorism in the context of U.S. supported wholesale violence and offer an analysis fo the ideological goals that have been served by mainstream discussions of terrorism. This timely and controversial study radically questions current ideas and definitions of terrorism.


Summary

Western State Terrorism examines the political uses to shich the U.S. and its allies have put the terrorism perpetrated by their official enemies-often small scale terrorism compared to that sponsored by the West. The contributors to this study place such retail terrorism in the context of U.S. supported wholesale violence and offer an analysis fo the ideological goals that have been served by mainstream discussions of terrorism. This timely and controversial study radically questions current ideas and definitions of terrorism.


Author Notes

Alexander L. George was Graham H. Stuart Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Stanford University and the author or coauthor of many books, most recently Presidential Personality and Performance (1998).