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The Terrorism Trap : September 11 and Beyond - Michael Parenti

The Terrorism Trap

September 11 and Beyond

Paperback Published: 1st February 2002
ISBN: 9780872864054
Number Of Pages: 64

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Cultrual Writing. THE TERRORISM TRAP is a richly informed, powerfully argued, well written analysis of the deeper causes and meaning of September 11. Michael Parenti dissects the religious, political, and economic forces behind the attacks, putting them in proper historical perspective, which includes an understanding of Afghanistan's hidden history. He answers such questions as: why did September 11 happen? Who is to be blamed? Who is taking advantage of the crisis? Who is hurt by all the ensuing events? And why do they hate us? He sees the religious terrorism of today as related to a longstanding religious tradition of violence as well as being a reaction to a US-led globalization process that has impoverished and angered much of the world. This book helps us understand what is to be done to save democracy from terrorism and reactionism.

Terrorism Meets Reactionismp. 1
More for Warp. 2
Wag the Dogp. 5
Reactionism on the Home Frontp. 8
Looting the Surplusp. 13
The September 11 Imperativep. 17
Ignoring US Global Militarismp. 18
Filling the National Voidp. 20
A World Changed Forever?p. 25
"Free Trade" Against Terrorism?p. 31
Why Did It Happen?p. 35
Killing for God and Countryp. 35
Conditional Causesp. 40
Why Do They Hate Us?p. 42
"Blaming America"p. 46
Afghanistan, the Untold Storyp. 55
Some Real Historyp. 56
Jihad and Taliban, CIA Stylep. 60
The Holy Crusade for Oil and Gasp. 67
Did They Know Ahead of Time?p. 69
Why US Leaders Intervene Everywherep. 73
Supporting the Rightp. 74
Attacking the Leftp. 79
After the Counterrevolutionp. 84
When Words Speak Louder than Actionsp. 87
"Conspiracy," "Incompetence." and "Inertia"p. 92
The Other Variables Argumentp. 95
Epilogue: What Is to Be Undone?p. 97
Notesp. 103
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ISBN: 9780872864054
ISBN-10: 0872864057
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: City Lights Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 12.7  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.13