TERRORISM: The Politics of Terror

"Yes indeed, you know us all and we know you — the oppressor, murderer and robber. And you have hunted and robbed and exploited us all. Now we are the hunters that will give you no rest."

The shrill rhetoric was not new to America's politics, but the actions that backed it up certainly were. On one coast of the U.S. last week, those chilling words ended the latest communique from the kidnapers of Patricia Hearst, the California publishing heiress who was nearing the end of her third week in the clutches of the...

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