Part of the Longman Topics reader series, Peace, War, and Terrorism examines the complexities of the political and ethical issues surrounding war, peace, and terrorism and encourages reflective, informed writing.
"Longman Topics" are brief, attractive readers on a single, complex, but compelling topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.
Selections represent a diversity of perspectives on subjects ranging from "Weapons and Terror" to "Ethics, Peace, and Tomorrow." Selections focus on the changing meanings of peace and war while critically examining the phenomenon of terrorism in modern life.
Any person interested in studying the meaning and differing perceptions of war, peace, and terrorism.
1. The New Face of War: Terror.
Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders, Osama bin Laden.
President’s Radio Address, George W. Bush.
The War on Terrorism: Its Moral Justification and Limit, Peter Simpson.
Two Years After 9/11: A Balance Sheet, Daniel Benjamin.
Inside Al-Qaeda: a window into the world of militant Islam and the Afghani alumni, Richard Engel.
This War on Terrorism is Bogus, Michael Meacher.
Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US, U.S. Government.
Security Council Resolution 1377, United Nations.
2. Preemptive War.
A Balance of Power that Favors Freedom, Condoleezza Rice.
The Perils of Preemptive War, William Galston.
U.S. Use of Preemptive Military Force: The Historical Record, Richard F. Grimmett.
Possible War With Iraq, Fr. William P. Saunders.
The Immorality of Preemptive War, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Preemptive War and International Law, Steven C. Welsh.
Preventive War or Preemptive War, Ulrich Arnswald.
3. The Home Front.
Patriot Act Honors Liberty and Freedom, John Ashcraft.
The USA Patriot Act and the US Department of Justice: Losing Our Balances? Susan Herman.
John Ashcroft, Maligned Again, David Tell,.
From MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) to MUD (Multilateral Unconstrained Disruption: Dealing With the New Terrorism, Stephen Gale and Lawrence Husick.
Terrorism and Economic Security, Robert L. Hutchings.
In a Time of Terror, Protest Is Patriotism, Jim Hightower.
U.S. Law Puts World Ports on Notice, Tim Weiner.
The Lies We Bought: The Unchallenged ‘Evidence’ for War, John R. Macarthur.
4. Weapons and Targets.
President Announces New Measures to Counter the Threat of WMD, George W. Bush.
Al-Qaida Leader Says They Have Briefcase Nukes, The Associated Press.
War on terror fuels small arms trade, Owen Bowcott and Richard Norton-Taylor.
Overview of the Terrorist Threat to International Peace and Security, Paul Wilkinson.
Mission of suicide bombers is martyrdom, retribution, Joyce M. Davis.
‘Smarter’ bombs still hit civilians, Scott Peterson.
The International Aspects of Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, John R. Bolton.
5. Peace, Ethics, and Terrorism.
Memorandum for the President, Alberto R. Gonzales.
Too great a toll in lives with too vague a purpose, Mary Ellen McNish.
A Vision of Peace, Lawrence M. Hinman.
Ethical Issues in Counterterrorism Warfare, Martin L. Cook.
The Road to Abu Ghraib: A Policy to Evade International Law, Human Rights Watch.
Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Articles 12 through 17.
White House should clarify torture policy, E. Thomas McClanahan.
From Defensive to Offensive Warfare: The Use and Abuse of Jihad in the Muslim World, Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina.
Ethics and Policy, Nobel Peace Laureates.