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The Resource The future of terrorism : ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Alt-Right, Walter Laqueur and Christopher Wall

The future of terrorism : ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Alt-Right, Walter Laqueur and Christopher Wall

Label
The future of terrorism : ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Alt-Right
Title
The future of terrorism
Title remainder
ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Alt-Right
Statement of responsibility
Walter Laqueur and Christopher Wall
Title variation
future of terrorism
Title variation remainder
ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and whats to come
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
An expert on terrorism and an expert on counterterrorism answer the two questions everyone is asking about the rise of terrorism today: why is this happening, and when will it end? Since the death of bin Laden in 2011, ISIS has risen, al-Qaeda has expanded its reach, and right-wing extremists have surged in the United States for the same simple reason: terrorism works. It's not caused by psychosis or irrationality, as the media often suggests. Instead, it's terrifyingly logical. Violent acts produce political results. To show why, Laqueur and Wall explore the history, rationales and precepts of terrorism, from the assassination of Tsar Alexander II, through the terror campaigns by Irish and Indian nationalists, and to the Nazis and Italian Fascists. To explain why terror is on the rise again, they show how the American invasion of Iraq created the conditions for the emergence of al-Qaeda in Iraq, part of which metastasized into ISIS, while Russia's increasing intervention in Syria allowed both of the organizations to evolve. The Future of Terrorism brings reason to a topic usually ruled by fear. Laqueur and Wall show the structural features behind contemporary terrorism: how bad governance abets terror; the link between poverty and terrorism; why religious terrorism is more dangerous than secular; and the nature of supposed "lone wolf" terrorists. Fear alone provides no tools to combat the future of terrorism. This book does
Summary
Two terrorism experts trace the post-bin Laden rise of terrorism throughout the world as well as the surge in right-wing extremism in the United States, identifying specific environments and political decisions that contributed to present-day threats
Writing style
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10677544
Cataloging source
DLC
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1921-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laqueur, Walter
Dewey number
363.325
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1989-
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Wall, Christopher
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True
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  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Target audience
adult
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ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and what's to come
Label
The future of terrorism : ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Alt-Right, Walter Laqueur and Christopher Wall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1960156
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781250142511
Lccn
2017059935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250142511
  • (OCoLC)1020292325
Label
The future of terrorism : ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Alt-Right, Walter Laqueur and Christopher Wall
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
1960156
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781250142511
Lccn
2017059935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250142511
  • (OCoLC)1020292325

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