Philosophy regarding Terrorism?

Anyone know of any philosophy regarding terrorism? Im consumed by this topic currently but im having trouble making a meaningful contribution.

Some of the works by Franz Fanon has some terrorist-type undertones.

I can't remember her name, but there is one lawyer who represents terrorists, including the mastermind of the '93 NYC WTC bombing. I'm sure you can find her name on Google somehow. You can agree with her or disagree, but she is quite eloquent in defending her clients and explaining why she does what she does.

Im interested to read anyone on the subject. The stuff ive found so far by Chomsky is garbage. Sadly, I feel that my generation will be defined by our experiences and replies to terrorism.

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I'll have to double check the reference but check out Cooper's "New Political Religions or an Analysis of Modern Terrorism." It is literally hot off the press and is quite interesting.

my citation is correct. the book is really the first of its kind (that i know of) to look at modern terrorism from a political philosophy viewpoint. let me know what you think if you do pick it up.

Here's another book. I haven't read it:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0195158881/qid=1107666337/sr=2-1/ref=pd_ka_b_2_1/102-6532823-5812122

I just read the Kuran just to see what it was about.   No offense to anyone but you should all check it out... it's insane!! Now wonder those people are all fucked up!!!!

 

"I just read the Kuran just to see what it was about.   No offense to anyone but you should all check it out... it's insane!! Now wonder those people are all fucked up!!!! "

to be fair, have you read the Old Testament? That book can be pretty fucked up too. and I also don´t think that you can make any conclusions about a minority in a religion from reading a book.

I'm unsure what you're asking for FiatLux. I could recommend some things, but I'm unclear what it is you are looking for.

The original philosopher of terrorism in my opinion

Robespierre

Every one else is derivative -

In a nutshell

We are right and if everyone does as we say the world will be a wonderful place with no suffering. If anyone opposes us, they should be killed or scared into not opposing us. Any harm to these people is justified by the wonderful world that will be created after our successful transformation of society.

"We are right and if everyone does as we say the world will be a wonderful place with no suffering. If anyone opposes us, they should be killed or scared into not opposing us. Any harm to these people is justified by the wonderful world that will be created after our successful transformation of society."

yep, the classic dream world or "second reality." we see the same disorder within modern terrorists as well. i just finished a "closer" reading of Cooper's book and i can't recommend it highly enough. it definitely is a must, especially for those interested in philosophical arguments regarding terrorism.

im about to finish the paper (25 pages) I was going to use this information for. But for whatever reason I backed off and took a more general theme based on mutual advantage

I got the book for ya dude.

Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence by Mark Juergensmeyer

He interviewed and analayzed dudes from islamic, christian, sikh, jewish, and even buddhist terrorists

it explains it all man, check it out

I think a great opener is the catechism of a revolutionary.

sorry forgot to report back but I got an A on my paper. The only real philosophy was some brief references to game theory. I'm pretty burned out on terrorism as an academic subject honestly.

congrats Fiat!

Chomsky-911

I've taken an interest in counterinsergency lately. Which to me, seems like large scale counterterrorism.
If anyone is interested there is a very solid book written by John Nagl:

http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Eat-Soup-Knife-Counterinsurgency/dp/0226567702/sr=1-1/qid=1160816167/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-9445441-5106531?ie=UTF8&s=books