The Morality of Terrorism

The Morality of Terrorism

Religious and Secular Justifications

von David C. Rapoport

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2013 Elsevier Reference Monographs
ISBN 978-1-4831-5958-4

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Inhaltsverzeichnis
1;Front Cover;1
2;The Morality of Terrorism: Religious and Secular Justifications;4
3;Copyright Page;5
4;Table of Contents;8
5;Dedication;6
6;Preface;10
7;Introduction;12
8;Part I: Religious Terror;24
8.1;Introduction to Part I;26
8.2;Chapter 1. Terror and the Messiah: An Ancient Experience and Some Modern Parallels;36
8.2.1;POSTSCRIPT;54
8.2.2;NOTES;56
8.3;Chapter 2. Models of Rebellion;66
8.3.1;NOTES;79
8.3.2;REFERENCES;81
8.4;Chapter 3. The Unraveling of the Myth of Progress;85
8.4.1;NOTES;97
8.5;Chapter 4. International Terrorism and the Just War;100
8.5.1;I. THE JUST WAR, ANCIENT AND MODERN;100
8.5.2;II. INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM;107
8.5.3;III. CONCLUSION;112
8.5.4;NOTES;115
8.6;Chapter 5. Liberation Theology: Its Methodological Foundation for Violence;122
8.6.1;NOTES;139
9;Part II: State Terror;148
9.1;Introduction to Part II;150
9.1.1;NOTES;155
9.2;Chapter 6. The French Revolution: "Jacobin Terror";156
9.3;Chapter 7. Racism's Philosophy of Violence and the Concept of Terror;175
9.4;Chapter 8. Nazi Terrorism: The Complete Trap and the Final Solution;192
9.4.1;INTRODUCTION;192
9.4.2;HITLER'S CONCEPT OF JEWISH POWER;193
9.4.3;HITLER'S FOREIGN POLICY 1938-1941: SOVEREIGNTY AND HEGEMONY;195
9.4.4;HITLER'S ANTI-JEWISH TERROR AS A DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY MEASURE;196
9.4.5;THE WEST AND THE GERMAN NON-NAZI CIRCLES;202
9.4.6;CONCLUSION;205
9.4.7;NOTES;206
9.5;Chapter 9. Document on Terror;209
9.5.1;PART I: GENERAL TERROR;210
9.5.2;PART II: ENLIGHTENED TERROR;220
10;Part III: Rebel Terror;240
10.1;Introduction to Part III;242
10.2;Chapter 10. The Moral Issue: Some Aspects of Individual Terror;252
10.2.1;THE REBEL'S ANTINOMY - THE LIMITS OF REBELLION;252
10.2.2;THE "PEOPLE'S WILL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE" - THE MORAL IMAGE;254
10.2.3;THE OBLIGATION TO ACT;256
10.2.4;THE ALEXANDER ULYANOV CASE;256
10.2.5;THE HUMAN PERSONALITY;260
10.2.6;THE DIALOGUE WITH DEATH;261
10.2.7;THE TRIAL;263
10.2.8;THE SUCCESSORS - THE PERSONALITY OF GRIGORI GERSHUNI;264
10.2.9;THE "LIBERAL PLUS A BOMB" . . .;269
10.2.10;THE THIN LINE BETWEEN HEROISM AND TREACHERY;272
10.2.11;THE FRUITS OF VIOLENCE;276
10.2.12;WINNERS AND LOSERS - THE LEGEND;277
10.2.13;SUMMARY;278
10.2.14;NOTES;280
10.3;Chapter 11. Terrorism: The Immorality of Belief;290
10.4;Chapter 12. Guilt Transfer;298
10.5;Chapter 13. Do Terrorists Have Rights?;313
10.5.1;THE TERRORIST CAMPAIGN;314
10.5.2;THE TERRORIST AS CRIMINAL;314
10.5.3;BEYOND CRIMINALITY;317
10.5.4;THE USE OF TORTURE IN INTERROGATION;319
10.5.5;DETENTION;321
10.5.6;CUTTING BACK THE RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED TERRORIST AS CRIMINAL DEFENDANT;324
10.5.7;CONCLUSION;327
10.5.8;NOTES;327
10.6;Chapter 14. The Laws of War and Terrorism;331
10.6.1;INTRODUCTION;331
10.6.2;THE NATURE AND IMPLICATIONS OF TERRORISM AS A MODE OF VIOLENCE;332
10.6.3;TERRORISM AND CRIMINALITY;336
10.6.4;CAN LAWS OF WAR HELP IN CONSTRAINING TERRORISM BY FACTIONS?;338
10.6.5;NOTES;345
10.7;Chapter 15. Eliminating the Terrorist Opportunity;348
10.7.1;WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?;348
10.7.2;SOME ISSUES OF DEFINITION;351
10.7.3;SOME HOPES FOR CONTAINMENT;354
10.7.4;ORDINARY PHYSICAL PRECAUTIONS;355
10.7.5;PSYCHOLOGICAL TOUGHENING-UP;356
10.7.6;MANAGING THE NEWS;358
10.7.7;THE CONTEST OF MOMENTUM;359
10.7.8;THE THRESHOLDS OF RESOLVE;360
10.7.9;PACTS NOT TO BE HONORED;362
10.7.10;FORCING SYMMETRY ON TO THE TERRORIST;363
10.7.11;TRANSFERS OF MONEY;364
10.7.12;UNAVOIDABLE RISK SHARING AMONG VICTIMS;365
10.7.13;INTERGOVERNMENTAL ACCORD;366
10.7.14;SOME CONCLUSIONS;368
11;Selected Bibliography;370
11.1;SELECTED ARTICLES;379
12;Index;380

Kurztext / Annotation
The Morality of Terrorism: Religious and Secular Justifications examines ''terrorist tradition'' from its origin in the revealed religions to its present manifestations, which are largely secular though not exclusively so. Important common themes running through all the essays are the moral climate that produces terrorism, the doctrines terrorists used to justify themselves, and the moral predicaments terrorists create.
The book is organized into three parts. The essays in Part I focus on religious terror. Topics covered include the successful efforts of Jewish terrorists in the first century to provoke a popular uprising; the myths of Prometheus and Satan; and the myths and fantasies in the minds of terrorists and how these myths are related to the ramshackle world of Western civilization. Part II deals with various forms of state terror. It includes essays such as the French Reign of Terror and Nazi terrorism. Part III, devoted to rebel terror, includes essays such as terrorists' justifications and their abilities to demonstrate sincerity though suffering; and responses to rebel terrorism by communities deeply committed to protecting individual rights.

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