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The Trouble with Terror: Liberty, Security, and the Response to Terrorism
by Tamar Meisels (Goodreads Author)
What is terrorism and can it ever be defended? Beginning with its definition, proceeding to its possible justifications, and culminating in proposals for contending with and combating it, this book offers a full theoretical analysis of the issue of terrorism. Tamar Meisels argues that, regardless of its professed cause, terrorism is diametrically opposed to the requirement ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published October 13th 2008 by Cambridge University Press
(first published September 18th 2008)
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This book is a philosophical look at the problems that Terror poses for liberal societies. The book is a synthesis mostly of what other writers had written (it is loaded with block quotes from other works. Meisels begins with defining terrorist. Then proceeds to discuss the moral problems that terrorism poses because it free-rides on moral conventions of war, more so that guerrilla war. Then she discusses the appropriate responses to terror, specifically issues around indefinite detention, inter ...more