Addict (drugaddict) wrote,

A Must Read: Review of a new book on terrorism, by Gary Kamiya in 9/15/06

My Sister alerted me to this item. The book is "What Terrorists
Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat," by Louise
Richardson, a specialist on terrorism who is currently executive dean of
the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.  From the review I would
judge that this is the best current study of the subject. You can read
it online at the link below, or it prints out at just over 7 pages. Her
argument about negotiating with  al-Qaida is not convincing to me, but
her analysis of the phenomenon of terrorism is the best I have read
anywhere. She is right that Bush's tough-guy stance is making matters
much worse.
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