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Buda's Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb

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On a September day in 1920, an angry Italian anarchist named Mario Buda exploded a horse-drawn wagon filled with dynamite and iron scrap near New York"s Wall Street, killing 40 people. Since Buda"s prototype the car bomb has evolved into a 'poor man"s air force,' a generic weapon of mass destruction that now craters cities from Bombay to Oklahoma City.

In this brilliant and disturbing history, Mike Davis traces its worldwide use and development, in the process exposing the role of state intelligence agencies'"particularly those of the United States, Israel, India, and Pakistan'"in globalizing urban terrorist techniques. Davis argues that it is the incessant impact of car bombs, rather than the more apocalyptic threats of nuclear or bio-terrorism, that is changing cities and urban lifestyles, as privileged centers of power increasingly surround themselves with 'rings of steel' against a weapon that nevertheless seems impossible to defeat.

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History of the car bomb traces the political development of this influential weapon of terror and resistance

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A gripping history of the car bomb tracing the global development of this weapon of terror and resistance.

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'This history of the car bomb traces the political development of this influential weapon of terror and resistance.\n

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In this provocative history, Mike Davis traces the car bomb’s worldwide use and development, in the process exposing the role of state intelligence agencies—particularly those of the United States, Israel, India, and Pakistan—in globalizing urban terrorist techniques. Davis argues that it is the incessant impact of car bombs, rather than the more apocalyptic threats of nuclear or bio-terrorism, that is changing cities and urban lifestyles, as privileged centers of power increasingly surround themselves with ‘rings of steel’ against a weapon that nevertheless seems impossible to defeat.

About the Author

Mike Davis is the author of several books including Planet of Slums, City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear, Late Victorian Holocausts, and Magical Urbanism. He was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives in Papa’aloa, Hawaii.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844672943
Author:
Davis, Mike
Publisher:
Verso
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Anarchism
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Terrorism -- History.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , History of the car bomb traces the political development of this influential weapon of terror and resistance
"Synopsis" by , A gripping history of the car bomb tracing the global development of this weapon of terror and resistance.
"Synopsis" by , 'This history of the car bomb traces the political development of this influential weapon of terror and resistance.\n

'

"Synopsis" by , In this provocative history, Mike Davis traces the car bomb’s worldwide use and development, in the process exposing the role of state intelligence agencies—particularly those of the United States, Israel, India, and Pakistan—in globalizing urban terrorist techniques. Davis argues that it is the incessant impact of car bombs, rather than the more apocalyptic threats of nuclear or bio-terrorism, that is changing cities and urban lifestyles, as privileged centers of power increasingly surround themselves with ‘rings of steel’ against a weapon that nevertheless seems impossible to defeat.
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