The Resource Terrorism : the self-fulfilling prophecy, Joseba Zulaika

Terrorism : the self-fulfilling prophecy, Joseba Zulaika

Label
Terrorism : the self-fulfilling prophecy
Title
Terrorism
Title remainder
the self-fulfilling prophecy
Statement of responsibility
Joseba Zulaika
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In counterterrorism circles, the standard response to questions about the possibility of future attacks is the terse one-liner: "Not if, but when." This mantra supposedly conveys a realistic approach to the problem, but, as Joseba Zulaika argues in Terrorism, it functions as a self-fulfilling prophecy. By distorting reality to fit their own worldview, the architects of the War on Terror prompt the behavior they seek to prevent - a twisted logic that has already played out horrifically in Iraq. In short, Zulaika contends, counterterrorism has become pivotal in promoting terrorism." "Exploring the blind spots of counterterrorist doctrine, Zulaika takes readers on a remarkable intellectual journey. He contrasts the psychological insight of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood with The 9/11 Commission Report, plumbs the mindset of terrorists in works by Orianna Fallaci and Jean Genet, maps the continuities between the cold war and the fight against terrorism, and analyzes the case of a Basque terrorist who tried to return to civilian life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zulaika, Joseba
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6431
LC item number
.Z853 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Discourse analysis
  • Terrorismus
  • Bekämpfung
  • Diskursanalyse
  • Discourse analysis
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
Label
Terrorism : the self-fulfilling prophecy, Joseba Zulaika
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Rethinking the war on terror -- Writing counterterrorism : the betrayal of the public intellectual -- Who's afraid of Truman Capote : writers versus counterterrorists -- The terrorist as lover : read my terrorist desire -- Eros, terror, and suicide : life against death -- Antigone, the terrorist : the passage à l'acte that traverses the subject's fantasy -- The cold war is dead, long live terrorism -- Dr. Strangelove meets the terrorist : on political madness -- 9/11 and the Iraq War as self-fulfilling prophecies -- The passion for ignorance and its catch-22
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 275 p.
Isbn
9780226994161
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010358
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317777900
  • (OCoLC)ocn317777900
Label
Terrorism : the self-fulfilling prophecy, Joseba Zulaika
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Rethinking the war on terror -- Writing counterterrorism : the betrayal of the public intellectual -- Who's afraid of Truman Capote : writers versus counterterrorists -- The terrorist as lover : read my terrorist desire -- Eros, terror, and suicide : life against death -- Antigone, the terrorist : the passage à l'acte that traverses the subject's fantasy -- The cold war is dead, long live terrorism -- Dr. Strangelove meets the terrorist : on political madness -- 9/11 and the Iraq War as self-fulfilling prophecies -- The passion for ignorance and its catch-22
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 275 p.
Isbn
9780226994161
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010358
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317777900
  • (OCoLC)ocn317777900

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