Business: The Wages-and Profits-of Fear

Executive safety is becoming not only a worry but also a growth industry

"The urban guerrilla follows a political goal and attacks only the government, the big capitalists and the foreign imperialists, particularly North Americans." Since the mid-1960s, when the late Brazilian revolutionary Carlos Marighella made that declaration in a manual that has since become a text for terrorists everywhere, businessmen have found themselves the targets of violence in many parts of the world, notably Latin America and some relatively prospering democracies of Western Europe. The bombings, kidnapings and assassinations have not spread—at...

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