Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745332413 Published November 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780745332420 Published November 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Weapon of the Strong: Conversations on US State Terrorism

Jon Bailes and Cihan Aksan

Weapon of the Strong: Conversations on US State Terrorism

Jon Bailes and Cihan Aksan

Distributed for Pluto Press

256 pages | 5.07874 x 7.79528
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745332413 Published November 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780745332420 Published November 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
The term ‘terrorism’ is often applied exclusively to non-state groups or specific ‘rogue states’. Far less attention is given to state terrorism carried out or sponsored by democracies, most notably the United States. History shows that this state terrorism has been responsible for the deaths of millions of people.

Weapon of the Strong analyses the forms of US state terrorism through exclusive, never before published interviews with leading commentators and theorists, including Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Richard A. Falk, Judith Butler, Ted Honderich, Norman Finkelstein and Gilbert Achcar. The interviews explore the different aspects of state terrorism: its functions, institutional supports and the legal and moral arguments surrounding it, and consider specific case studies in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Weapon of the Strong makes an indispensable contribution to contemporary debates on terrorism and constructs a damning critique of US foreign policy from World War Two to the present day.
Contents
1. Introduction

2. Noam Chomsky: The Definition of Terrorism

3. Richard A. Falk: International Law and Human Rights

4. Marjorie Cohn: Torture as Terrorism

5. Ted Honderich: Morality, Justification, and Responsibility

6. Edward S. Herman: The Media Image of Terrorism

7. Judith Butler: The Discourse of Terror

8. Richard Jackson: Terrorism Studies and Academia

9. Patrick Bond: International Financial Institutions and the Economics of Terrorism

10. Ismael Hossein-zadeh: The Guiding Force of US Militarism

11. Gilbert Achcar: The United States in the Middle East

12. Norman G. Finkelstein: US Support for Israeli State Terror

13. Greg Grandin: The United States in Latin America

14. Daniele Ganser: NATO’s Secret Armies in Europe
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