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The Age Of Terror: America And The World After September 11
September 11 marked the beginning of a new era--an age of terror in which counter-terrorism will be one of the highest priorities of national governments and international institutions. How we proceed in this new war depends in large measure on the answer to a prior question: what exactly happened here and why? In The Age of Terror, eight leading historians and policymaker ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 18th 2002 by Basic Books
(first published 2002)
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This book featured essays written primarily by instructors at Yale University and focused on the tragedy of September 11 and the possible motives, reasons, and aftermath of the attack. The interesting thing about this book is the fact that it was published just months after the attack before investigations into the attack were fully under way. The only reason I gave this book three stars is because it was a bit dry and read more like a textbook of theory. However, there were several good points ...more
This is basically a bunch of essays by academics (mostly from Yale) that consists of describing certain elements as related to terrorism and US policy. The academics who composed these essays range from professors of history, law, political science, and there's one molecular biologist. I found most of these essays relevant and interesting from the point of view of examining globalism and also the political roots of fundamentalist Islam. Some of these commentators take the viewpoint that America ...more