New Terrorism Studies to replace Bush’s Global War on Terror

From Nicholas Lemann’s review in The New Yorker (Apr 26): “But if the global war isn’t the right approach to terror what is? Experts on terrorism have produced shelves’ worth of new works on this question. For outsiders, reading this material can be a jarring experience. In the world of terrorism studies, the rhetoric of righteousness gives way to equilibrium equations. Nobody is good and nobody is evil. Terrorists, even suicide bombers, are not psychotics or fanatics; they’re rational actors–that is, what they do is explicable in terms of their beliefs and desires.”

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