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Terrorism The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

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ISBN-10: 0226994163

ISBN-13: 9780226994161

Edition: 2009

Authors: Joseba Zulaika

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In counterterrorism circles, the standard response to questions about the possibility of future attacks is the terse one-liner: "Not if, but when." This mantra supposedly conveys a realistic approach to the problem, but, as Joseba Zulaika argues inTerrorism, it functions as a self-fulfilling prophecy. By distorting reality to fit their own worldview, the architects of the War on Terror prompt the behavior they seek to preventa twisted logic that has already played out horrifically in Iraq. In short, Zulaika contends, counterterrorism has become pivotal in promoting terrorism. Exploring the blind spots of counterterrorist doctrine, Zulaika takes readers on a remarkable intellectual journey.…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 0.63" wide x 0.90" long x 0.07" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: Rethinking the War on Terror
The Rhetorics of Terrorism
Writing Counterterrorism: The Betrayal of the Public Intellectual
Who's Afraid of Truman Capote? Writers versus Counterterrorists
Terrorist Subjectivities
The Terrorist as Lover: Read My Terrorist Desire
Eros, Terror, and Suicide: Life against Death
Antigone, the Terrorist: The Passage � l'Acte That Traverses the Subject's Fantasy
Self-Fulfilling Politics
The Cold War Is Dead, Long Live Terrorism
Dr. Strangelove Meets the Terrorist: On Political Madness
9/11 and the Iraq War as Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Epilogue The Passion for Ignorance and Its Catch-22