From the Terrorists' Point of View: What They Experience and why They Come to Destroy
Looking at the perspective of the terrorist groups themselves, Moghaddam explains why current U.S. policy, focusing almost exclusively on individual terrorists and their eradication, will achieve only short-term gains. He argues that the more effective long-term policy against terrorism is prevention. That, he writes, requires cultivation and nourishment of contextualized democracy through culturally appropriate avenues. Only allowing people a greater voice and creating mobility opportunities for them will ensure that they do not feel a need to climb the staircase to terrorism.
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In this book, Moghaddam (psychology, Georgetown Univ.), the author of numerous textbooks on social psychology, explains to Americans that contemporary Islamic terrorists are not "crazy" or "suicidal ... Read full review
1 Why Consider the Terrorists Point of View?
2 Identity Needs and Globalization
3 The Staircase to Terrorism
Growing Dissatisfaction among the Multitudes
How Do We Fight This Unfair System?
Those Americans Are to Blame
The Ends Justify the Means
Its Us against Them