Death Orders : The Vanguard of Modern Terrorism in Revolutionary Russia

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Pub. Date: 2010-05-20
Publisher(s): Greenwood Pub Group
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The book shows how, in Russia and elsewhere, terrorists' objectives have degenerated from punishment of individual adversaries and attempts to intimidate political elites to indiscriminate acts of political violence. It shifts attention from ideology to practices that had been previously hidden, ignored, or rationalized, demonstrating that what terrorists say about their motives may not be what in fact drives them to brutality. By looking closely at Russian precedents for the general experience of modern political violence, the book helps illuminate many obscure aspects of terrorism today.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
A Birthplace of Modern Terrorismp. 11
The Uniform as Symbolic Targetp. 27
Civilians under Firep. 41
Ideology Abusedp. 57
Terrorists as Common Criminalsp. 74
Camouflaged Suicidep. 89
A Fatal Attractionp. 106
When Terrorists Become State Leadersp. 122
The Culture of Deathp. 139
Epiloguep. 155
Notesp. 169
Selected Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 225
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