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Voices Of Terror

Voices Of Terror

by Walter Laqueur
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Renowned historian and international scholar Walter Laqueur offers a sweeping survey of writing on one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: the use of violence as a tool for political change.

From ancient Roman tyrannicides and French revolutionaries to the Weathermen and Osama Bin Laden, Voices of Terror brings together 120 of history's most controversial figures, militant organizations and guerrilla groups for a rare glimpse into the minds behind the violence. This important new anthology includes a substantial selection of material by Islamist terrorists, about the evolving concept of jihad and on post-September 11, 2001 perspectives.

With commentary from Karl Marx, Emma Goldman, Mao Tse Tung, Che Guevara, and Menachem Begin, among others, and documents of al Qaeda, Hamas and the PLO, Voices of Terror is an essential resource for anyone interested in international current events.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594290350
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Pages: 530
Sales rank: 959,599
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.32(d)

About the Author

Walter Laqueur has written dozens of books, including A History of Zionism, The Israel-Arab Reader, and The New Terrorism. He holds the Kissinger Chair for International Security Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Ta b l eo f C o n t e n t s
Part 1: The Terrorism Reader
Section 1: Tyrannicide
Introductory note
Aristotle:The Origin of Tyranny
Lucian of Samosata:The Tyrannicide
Cicero:No Fellowship with Tyrants
Plutarch: Brutus
John of Salisbury: On Slaying Public Tyrants
Thomas Aquinas and the Question of Tyrannicide
Junius Brutus: In Defense of Liberty-
Juan de Mariana: Whether It is Right to Destroy a Tyrant
George Buchanan: War with the Enemy of All Mankind
Edward Saxby: Killing No Murder
Vittorio Alfieri: On Tyranny
Section 2: Terrorism Old and New
Introductory note
Bartoldi: Dagger and Poison
Karl Heinzen: Murder
Mikhail Bakunin: Revolution, Terrorism, Banditry
Sergey Nechaev: Catechism of the Revolutionist
Nikolai Morozov: The Terrorist Struggle
G. Tarnovski: Terrorism and Routine
Serge Stepniak-Kravchinski: Underground Russia
Pyotr Kropotkin: The Spirit of Revolt
Jean Maitron: The Era of the Attentats
John Most: Advice for Terrorists
Henry David: Prelude to Haymarket
O'Donovan Rossa's Dynamiters
John Devoy: Lomasney
Section 3: Terrorism in the Twentieth Century
Introductory note
St. Christowe: Twilight of the IMRO
Emil Julius Gumbel: Organized Murder
Easter Week: A Dublin Ballad
Freedom Struggle by the Provisional IRA
Bhagwat Charan: The Philosophy of the Bomb
Menahem Begin: The Revolt
Platform of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Yehoshafat Harkabi: Al Fatah's Doctrine
Bizham Jazani: Armed Struggle in Iran
Carlos Marighella: From the éMinimanual"
Prairie Fire: Political Statement of the Weather Underground
RAF (Baader-Meinhof Group): The Concept of the Urban Guerrilla
Section 4: Interpretations of Terrorism
Introductory note
Lucien de la Hodde: The Disaffected
Cesare Lombroso: The Militants
Emma Goldman: The Psychology of Political Violence
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Comments on Terrorism
Lenin: Revolutionary Adventurism
Trotsky: Collapse of Terrorism
Part 2: The Guerrilla Reader
Section 1: The Age of Small War
Introductory note
Maurice, Count de Saxe: Hercules Against Schoolboys
De Grandmaison: The Uses of Small War
De Jeney: Some Qualities Required of a Partisan
Johann von Ewald: Cunning, Skill, Speed, Secrecy
Andreas Emmerich: The Partisan in War
Georg Wilhelm Freiherr von Valentini: What Kind of Training?
Carl von Clausewitz: A Battalion in Battle
Carl von Clausewitz: People's War
Section 2: Napoleon and After
Introductory note
Antoine Henri de Jomini: National Wars
Francisco Espoz y Mina: Fighting in Spain
Denis Davydov: On Guerrilla Warfare
Carl von Decker: On Partisan War
J. F. A. Lemiere de Corvey: Un Peu du Fanatisme
Carlo Bianco: A Handbook for Revolutionary Bands
Giuseppe Mazzini:Rules for the Conduct of Guerrilla Bands
Wojciech Chrzanowski: The Polish Experience
Karol Stolzman: éTerrifying for the Strongest Enemy"
Antoine-Fortune de Brack: A Hazardous Profession
Section 3: Partisan Warfare 1860 - 1938
Introductory note
Francis Lieber: Guerrillas in International Law
Karl Hron: Partisans in the Austrian Mirror
Friedrich Wilhelm Rustow: People's War and Mobile Warfare
Charles Callwell: The Dangers of Guerrilla Warfare-1900
T. Miller Maguire: Differences Between Guerrilla and Regular Warfare
T. H. C. Frankland: Efficacy and Difficulties
Thomas Edward Lawrence: The Lessons of Arabia
B. C. Dening: Guerrillas and Political Propaganda
Harold H. Utley: War at a Time of Peace
Arthur Ehrhardt: In Praise of Bold Attack
Section 4: Socialism and the Armed Struggle
Introductory note
Auguste Blanqui: A Blueprint for Insurrection
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Guerrillas in Spain
Friedrich Engels: Franc-Tireurs 1870
John Most: The Case for Dynamite
James Connolly: On Street Fighting
Lenin: Guerrilla Warfare
Section 5: Guerrilla Doctrine Today
Introductory note
Mao Tse-tung: The Three Stages of the Protracted War
Lin Piao: Encircling the Cities of the World
Che Guevara: Guerrilla Warfare-A Method
Regis Debray: The Guerrilla as the Political Vanguard
Carlos Marighella: From the éMinimanual"
Abraham Guillen: Urban Guerrilla Strategy
Part 3: The Origins of 21st Century Terrorism
Section 1: Terrorism in the Muslim World
Introductory note
Taqi-ud-Deen Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah The Religious and Moral Doctrine of Jihad
Sayed Qutb:Jihad in the cause of God
Syed Abul Ala Maududi: Jihad in Islam
Mohammad 'Abdus Salam Faraj: Jihad, The Absent Obligation
Al Qa'eda: Manual
Osama bin Laden: Jihad against Jews and Crusaders
September 11 The Letter left behind
Sheikh Abdullah Yusuf Azzam: A short biography
Ayman al Zawahiri: Knights under the Prophet's banner Hamas:The Covenant
Rédha Malek : Islamist Terrorism in Algeria: An Experience to PonderM Boudjemaa: Terrorism in Algeria: Ten Years of Day-to-Day Genocide
Section 2: Terrorism — East West and South
Introductory note
The Tamil Tigers: Interview with Commander Pirabakaran
Sumantra Bose: Kashmir Roots of Conflict: Paths to Peace
Yoginder Sikand: Kashmir, from National Liberation to Islamic Jihad
The Red Brigades: A manifesto
"Neither Left Nor Right" The Extreme Right and the Battle Against the New World Order
Jihad in the Caucasus: The Second Chechen WarIgor Dobaev: Islamic Radicalism in the Northern Caucasus
Jihad in Central Asia: Uzbekistan
Jihad in Central Asia: Tadjikistan
ETA: Terror in Spain
Colombia: the combatant forces
Jemaah Islamiyah in South East Asia
Jeffrey M. Bale: Abu Sayyaf in the Philippine
Terrorism 2004: Towards weapons of mass destruction ? Glossary
Selected bibliography

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