Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The moral implication of killing

Date: 25 Oct 2007

Jim wrote of terrorists:

"Hence, the strategy is to move a government or an institution to make concessions based, not on whether or not they're actually taking any hits themselves, but on their concern for the lives of the innocents."

And/or to destabilize said government by exposing its inability to protect its own citizenry.

Have there been great hardboiled or noir books dealing with terrorism? I'm not much of an espionage reader, but I'm guessing there are a bunch in that genre.

I have read The Family Arsenal (by Theroux?) about a would be terrorist cell. And Madison Smartt Bell's Waiting for the End of the World.

I'm betting there are a bunch of books involving the IRA and its strategies, too.


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