Synopses & Reviews
September 11 marked the beginning of a new era--an age of terror in which counter-terrorism will be one of the highest priorities of national governments and international institutions. How we proceed in this new war depends in large measure on the answer to a prior question: what exactly happened here and why? In The Age of Terror, eight leading historians and policymakers address this question and examine the considerations and objectives of policy decisions in post-September 11 America. Co-published with the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
An agenda-setting team of experts looks at how terrorism can be understood, contained, and ultimately defeated
About the Author
is the director of publications at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and the former editor of Far East Economic Review.
Strobe Talbott is the Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and a former foreign-affairs columnist for Time magazine. He was Deputy Secretary of State under Bill Clinton.
Table of Contents
Introduction /Strobe TalbottandNayan Chanda --ch. 1.And now this : lessons from the old era for the new one /John Lewis Gaddis --ch. 2.Empowered through violence : the reinventing of Islamic extremism /Abbas Amanat --ch. 3.Maintaining American power : from injury to recovery /Paul Kennedy --ch. 4. AHerculean task : the myth and reality of Arab terrorism /Charles Hill --ch. 5.Clashing civilizations or mad mullahs : the United States between informal and formal empire /Niall Ferguson --ch. 6.Preserving American values : the challenge at home and abroad /Harold Hongju Koh --ch. 7.Rethinking the unthinkable : new priorities for new national security /Paul Bracken --ch. 8. Thechallenge to science : how to mobilize American ingenuity /Maxine Singer --Index.