Terrorism: A Global Challenge

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Regal Publications, 2009 - Terrorism - 289 pages
The origin of the phenomenon of terrorism is unclear, not a recent one, it is older than the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. Human history has been replete with varied terrorist activities. Terrorism is the use or threat of violence against small numbers to put large numbers in fear; or as well put by an ancient Chinese philosopher: 'Kill one, Frighten 1000'. Terrorism has become a universal phenomenon in contemporary world. Even the global power like America is living under constant fear of terrorism. No country is beyond the reach of terrorists. By manipulating fear in a special and unique way, terrorists have been able to affect political as well as social behavior in a fashion totally disproportionate to their numbers. Rising population, increased poverty and scarcity of resources, racial tension, inflation and unemployment, increased tension between the 'have' and 'have-not' nations...more

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