Re-thinking Terrorism in Light of a War on Terrorism
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The terrorism of obscurantism is one of the hallmarks of Don DeLillo’s The Names (1982), distinguishing it as one of the "difficult writings" in his canon. Terrorism, however, is not confined to the novel’s poetics of writing, it constitutes, as the arch-motif of the novel, its politics as well. Relying on the Orientalist bulk of knowledge about the Orient, DeLillo, in this novel, inaugurates a...متن کامل
War on terrorism, as the motto which formed the cornerstone of global policies of former neo-conservative administration of the United States, is increasingly becoming ineffective in Afghanistan with the dreaded consequence of spilling over into Pakistan. This inevitable consequence of War on Terrorism in Afghanistan has brought the West face to face with the ‘nest of terrorism’ that CIA...متن کامل
Terrorism is an offensive action which violates human rights and always invades to people’s rights. Given the high incidence of this type of global action and the widespread violations of human rights and peace and security, countering terrorism will be important. The existence of financial resources is an essential element of terrorism and Preemptive measures and their success in blocking fina...متن کامل
The “War on Terrorism”: Comparing the Linguistic Formulations of Japanese, Russian and Western Officials1
This paper focuses on how leaders in Japan, Russia, and Western countries talk about the “war on terrorism.” The paper discusses the difficulties of defining “terrorism,” because, unlike Marxism or capitalism, “terrorism” is not an ideology. Instead the term may be used to designate actions that are used by members of non-governmental organizations against civilian targets. In the case of the “...متن کامل
Terrorism is an act whose nature and outcome is violence and fear. Regardless of the different forms of the realization of this act in the past, it has taken new forms in the contemporary era due to the advancement of sciences and technologies. To face this phenomenon, then, it is necessary to foresee and apply appropriate and favorable measures. As a victim of internal and external terrorism, ...متن کامل