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Political Violence: A Philosophical Analysis of Terrorism
Political Violence: A Philosophical Analysis of Terrorism
By Ted Honderich
Cornell University Press, 1977, 118 pp

A needed contribution - that of the philosopher - to the often sterile debate on terrorism and violence. Honderich refuses to characterize resort to violence in black and white terms, seeing an occasional moral justification for some acts of violence in the cause of democracy. A thought-provoking work, influenced by John Rawls' landmark A Theory of Justice.