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Terrorism and Satire

Why content is funny:
  • Satire: A literary composition in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule
  • Parody:  A humorous version of any well-known writing
  • Irony: A contrast and discrepency between expectation and reality Read more

World War One

– World War One was initiated with a terrorist act – the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo (today Bosnia and Herzegovina, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire)

– Within 30 days of assassination, the World War begun with great powers choosing sides already prepared for the conflict

– The assassination was an example of terrorism for nationalistic reasons – the objective was to break the Austro-Hungarian south-Slav provinces off from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and free from the Austrian oppression

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7/7 – The Overview

– four suicide bombers killed 52 people, injured over 770

Three struck underground trains (Russell Square, Aldgate, Edgware Road)

One struck bus (Tavistock Place)

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Terrorism and the Press

This blog is an integral part of a special section of Honors 394 Spring 2010, Arizona State University. Rather than a routine history course this dynamic, interactive seminar explores the interplay between terrorism and television, and other media sources on-line and in print. 26 students and their global pen pals comprise the bloggers. We welcome all to share their opinions, pertinent observations, insights, comments, feedback. Please post in a responsible manner.