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Sacred Rage
Sacred Rage
By Robin Wright
Linden Press/Simon & Schuster, 1985, 301 pp.

A talented journalist covers the wave of terrorism in the Middle East since the victory of Khomeini's revolution in Iran. Most of the book is brilliant reporting on the bombings, hijackings and other horrors that have filled the headlines. While it does not probe as deeply for historical, cultural and psychological causes as some recent scholarly works have done, it is an excellent work for the general reader. The author recognizes that terrorism often masks more basic conflicts and that the answer to it lies less in counterforce than in getting at the essence of those conflicts.