What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat
“This is at the top of my list for best books on terrorism.”–Jessica Stern, author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill
How can the most powerful country in the world feel so threatened by an enemy infinitely weaker than we are? How can loving parents and otherwise responsible citizens join terrorist movements? How can anyone possibly believe that the
Louise Richardson, now an expert in terrorism, grew up in rural Ireland in the 1960s “with a passionate hatred of England”.
In “What Terrorists Want”, a primer on the subject, Dr. Richardson started the discussion with a reminiscence about her adolescence when many of her friends joined the IRA. She herself also attend ...more
Richardson describes clea ...more
I would recommend this text to someone studying similar course material. Richardson makes strong points and backs her theories up with examples from past experiences.
Now to get key individuals in politics and the military to read this.