July 26, 2005

ESSAY- Killer instincts: Why suicide bombers do it

'Four years ago, the late Susan Sontag was excoriated for arguing, in a brief New Yorker piece, that the attacks that brought down the World Trade Center were inspired not by hatred of ''civilization" or ''the free world," but rather by opposition to ''specific American alliances and actions." Today that argument-- seen by hawks in those dark post-September 11 days as treasonously empathetic-- has become a commonplace in the latest political science work on terrorism.'
The HooK Posted by Martin Sewell at July 26, 2005 4:40 PM | TrackBack