World: The City as a Battlefield: A Global Concern

THE street is the stage," says the American Yippie Jerry Rubin in Do It!, his handbook for the modern revolutionary. In cities throughout the non-Communist world, that stage is alive with alarming activities: politically motivated arson, bombing, kidnaping and murder. Closely related to these is the phenomenon of skyjacking, for just as the highly complex 20th century city is the most vulnerable point in man's terrestrial sphere, so is the thin-skinned, 600-m.p.h. jet the most vulnerable in the atmosphere. The terrorist activity is worldwide, and most of it is carried out by a new type in the history of political warfare:...

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