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Terrorism Definition

Terrorism: A Conundrum

A rudimentary etymological analysis of this troublesome word would indicate that it relates to a methodology or ideology concerning terror. Indeed, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law defines Terrorism as “the unlawful use or threat of violence esp. against the state or the public as a politically motivated means of attack or coercion”1. However, Barnett and Reynolds articulate a poignant difference between two concepts that fall under this definition Read more

WWII Highlights

Terrorism in World War II – Highlights Read more

Immortalized Through Framing

September 11th 2001—the day our generation will never forget. This tragic event has become one of the most poignant events in the history of the USA and marks the advent of the Age of Terror as it is regarded today. Though Barnett and Reynolds attribute the true birth of terrorism to events as early as “first-century Jewish Zealots”1 who publicly assassinated religious and political figures, something about this travesty has jolted millions into a heightened sense of awareness and sensitivity to the topic. 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.