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Definition of Terrorism

The U.S. Law code defines terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.” (Zalman)  Brooke Barnett & Amy Reynolds use Brigitte Nacos definition of terrorism which describes terrorism as “political violence against noncombatants or Read more

My cup of tea (even though I don’t drink tea very often)

The book “Three Cups of Tea” was a good read for me.  Being a person that rarely reads a whole book, I couldn’t drop it once I started reading.  The inspirational story was very interesting to me, even though I could practically touch the bias towards Greg Mortenson while I was reading.  Was there anyone that could have objectively written about a man like Mortenson? Read more

Bloody Sunday (no affiliation with U2)

Bloody Sunday is a day that every citizen of Ireland remembers.  Even here in the U.S., the front page of the New York Times read, “Ulster Catholics Protest Killings; Reprisals Vowed.” (Weinraub, 1972)  The “mockumentary” Bloody Sunday provides a unique view on the events.

Scenes of death and violence on the Bogside

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9/11: Home Coverage and Across the Pond

“This just in…we have unconfirmed reports this morning that a plane has crashed into one of the towers of the World Trade Center.” (CNN, 2001)  This is a part of CNN’s coverage on the attacks on September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center.  Read more

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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.