TITLE

The Semantics of Terrorism

AUTHOR(S)
HERMAN, EDWARD S.
PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
Global Dialogue;2000, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article the author talks about terrorism, its meaning and its activities with particular reference to the U.S. He informs that terrorism is a way of intimidating governments and is usually state managed. Terrorism has also been used by the U.S. several times in the world history including triple genocide in Indonesia, apartheid in South Africa and the U.S.'s mediated bombing in Libya in 1986. The Western media has also played an important role in promoting terrorism. He concludes that all around the world terrorism has been promoted by unequal global power due to which strong countries like the U.S. use its power to dominate small countries.
ACCESSION #
56659989

 

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