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The Mind of the Terrorist: The Psychology of Terrorism from the IRA to al-Qaeda

Jerrold M. Post

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

Pages: 320

Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (December 10, 2007)

ISBN: 1403966117

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 7.1 MB

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In contrast to the widely held assumption that terrorists as crazed fanatics, Jerrold Post demonstrates they are psychologically "normal" and that "hatred has been bred in the bone". He reveals the powerful motivations that drive these ordinary people to such extraordinary evil by exploring the different types of terrorists, from national-separatists like the Irish Republican Army to social revolutionary terrorists like the Shining Path, as well as religious extremists like al-Qaeda and Aum Shinrikyo. In The Mind of the Terrorist, Post uses his expertise to explain how the terrorist mind works and how this information can help us to combat terrorism more effectively.