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Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why: The 1999 Government Report on Profiling Terrorists

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The U.S. government's official profile of terrorists, who they are, why they hate America, and how they might attack.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by The Lyons Press (first published 2002)
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Mike Edwards
A solid book that does a good job of looking at terrorism as a complex phenomenon and terrorists as having complex motivations. This is not your basic "they attack us because they hate freedom!" uninformed diatribe. This is a serious look at who becomes a terrorist and why, and how terrorist organizations actually operate. The book ranges of psychological, sociological, and strategic motivations--and while it gives most credence to the first, the latter are certainly not dismissed. A thought-pro ...more
Jay Westermann
I keep this book on the shelf because it usually starts a funny conversation or it really freaks people out. I've never read it, but the implications of having it next to a book about bjork and a medical dictionary are just too good to pass up. It was in the dollar bin at work one day, so it's a good buy.
Ryan
A very interesting analysis of terrorism. Worth reading. Worth talking about. Readable while still being academic. Talks about terrorist personalities, terrorist recruiting processes, a few different terrorist organizations.
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Solid info. A little dated (1999) being in the pre-911 days, but the profiles are good.
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