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Calling a Truce to Terror: The American Response to International Terrorism
Calling a Truce to Terror: The American Response to International Terrorism
By Ernest Evans
Greenwood Press, 1979, 180 pp.

This study by a Brookings scholar is one of the better products of the growth of books on terrorism. It makes a particular point of explaining this type of violence not as the work of criminals and lunatics but as purposeful political strategy, and faulting the American response for failing to grasp that essential truth and act on it.