Terrorism: A Debate

Walzer, Michael
December 1975
New Republic;12/27/75, Vol. 173 Issue 26, p12
Presents information on terrorism situation in the U.S. Effectiveness of terrorism; Information on the calculated limited murder of political personalities in the 19th century; Discussion of the indiscriminate terrorism in the U.S. during the Vietnam war; Argument that terrorist violence is bound to be ineffective; Claim that terrorism has no effects; Demand of Palestine Liberation Organization to create a democratic secular state in which Jews and Arabs might live in peace; Comment of various writers on terrorism situation; View that the question of general and individual citizen responsibility for state policy in mass democracy is one of the most elusive in modern politics.


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