Daniele Ganser, Friedensforschung

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Title
Weapon of the Strong
Editor
Jon Bailes & Cihan Aksan
Subtitle
Conversations on US State Terrorism
Author(s) of chapter
Daniele Ganser
Publication date
November 2012
Publisher
Pluto Press
Pages
224
ISBN
978-0745332413
Price
£14.99 (Paperback)
Link
direct Link
Language
english
Country
UK
PDF
open article
The term ‘terrorism’ is often applied exclusively to non-state groups or specific ‘rogue states’. Far less attention is given to state terrorism carried out or sponsored by democracies, most notably the United States. History shows that this state terrorism has been responsible for the deaths of many people. Weapon of the Strong analyses the forms of US state terrorism through exclusive, never before published interviews with leading commentators and theorists, including Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Richard A. Falk, Judith Butler, Ted Honderich, Norman Finkelstein, Gilbert Achcar and Daniele Ganser. The interviews explore the different aspects of state terrorism: its functions, institutional supports and the legal and moral arguments surrounding it, and consider specific case studies in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Weapon of the Strong makes an indispensable contribution to contemporary debates on terrorism and constructs a damning critique of US foreign policy from World War Two to the present day.