Random Murder: The New Terrorists

Waltzer, Michael
August 1975
New Republic;8/30/75, Vol. 173 Issue 9, p12
Points out that terrorism has undergone a radical transformation in the years since World War II. Author's claim that before the middle of the 20th century, terrorism was most often a modernist version of the older politics of assassination; Observation that terrorism has now taken the form of random murder with the victims innocent of any crime; Moral and political significance of the change; Author's view that the new type of terrorism is a total war against nations, ethnic groups and religions; Strategic goals of repression, exile or destruction of entire peoples.


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