Inside Terrorism by Bruce Hoffman

Inside Terrorism

byBruce Hoffman

Paperback | June 6, 2006

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Bruce Hoffman's Inside Terrorism has remained a seminal work for understanding the historical evolution of terrorism and the terrorist mindset. In this revised edition of the classic text, Hoffman analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how al Qaeda has changed since 9/11; the reasons behind its resiliency, resonance, and longevity; and its successful use of the Internet and videotapes to build public support and gain new recruits. Hoffman broadens the discussion by evaluating the potential repercussions of the Iraqi insurgency, the use of suicide bombers, terrorist exploitation of new communications media, and the likelihood of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear terrorist strike.

Closer to home, Hoffman reconsiders the Timothy McVeigh case and the threats posed by American Christian white supremacists and abortion opponents as well as those posed by militant environmentalists and animal rights activists. He argues that the attacks on the World Trade Center fundamentally transformed the West's view of the terrorist threat. More relevant and necessary than ever, Inside Terrorism continues to be the definitive work on the history and future of global terrorism.

About The Author

Bruce Hoffman is a professor at Georgetown University's Edmund A WalshSchool of Foreign Service. He is also a senior fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, and editor of the Columbia University Press series Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare.

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Title:Inside TerrorismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 8.94 × 6.16 × 0.95 inPublished:June 6, 2006Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231126999

ISBN - 13:9780231126991

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Preface to the Revised and Expanded EditionPreface to the First Edition1. Defining Terrorism2. The End of Empire and the Origins of Contemporary Terrorism3. The Internationalization of Terrorism 4. Religion and Terrorism 5. Suicide Terrorism 6. The Old Media, Terrorism, and Public Opinion7. The New Media, Terrorism, and the Shaping of Global Opinion8. The Modern Terrorist Mind-set: Tactics, Targets, Tradecraft, and Technologies9. Terrorism Today and TomorrowNotes BibliographyIndex

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A classic introduction to the subject.