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HNN Hot Topics: Terrorism

Aftermath of bombing of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Credit: Flickr

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Historian's Take

● Historian of terrorism worried about rise in militia groups (ABC News, 3-30-10)

● Gérard Chaliand: Why We Need a Cool Assessment of Terrorism (History News Network, 7-29-07)

● Walter Laqueur: Terrorism Won't Be Defeated in Our Lifetime (Wall Street Journal, 7-12-05)

Histories of Terrorism

● Jeffrey William Lewis: A Brief History of Suicide Bombing (History News Network, 3-25-13)

● Aziz Huq: Review of The History of Terrorism From Antiquity to Al Qaeda, ed., Gérald Chaliand and Arnaud Blin (History News Network, 12-29-07)

● J. Frederick Fausz: The First Act of Terrorism in English America (History News Network, 1-11-06)


● Fighting Terrorism, French-Style (New York Times, 3-31-12)

● Jill Lepore: Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and the Law of Torment (New Yorker, 3-18-13)