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Assassination: A History of Political Murder

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Assassination - the politically motivated killing of high-profile individuals - has always been part of man's struggle for power, from the removal of tyrants in Classical civilizations to the state- sanctioned 'decapitation strikes' of the present day. Chillingly effective as a political tool, assassination is also immensely compelling as an idea. This book examines the co ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 29th 2010 by Overlook Books (first published February 2010)
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Oct 14, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, politics
For a book written by someone who is seemingly an expert on conspiracy theories, Porter is remarkably determined to stick to establishment lines about who & what anarchists were, painting them all (and thusly their descendants) as violence perpetuating terrorist thugs. That is logic along the same level as the notion that all Labour Party voters are radical left wing vegetarians.

No mention is made whatsoever of the numerous prolific writers and intellectuals who could easily be termed as 'an
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