Book Reviews of The Lessons of Terror : A History of Warfare Against Civilians

The Lessons of Terror : A History of Warfare Against Civilians
The Lessons of Terror A History of Warfare Against Civilians
Author: Caleb Carr
ISBN-13: 9780375760747
ISBN-10: 0375760741
Publication Date: 3/11/2003
Pages: 320
Rating:
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Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Caleb Carr makes a case that the war on terrorism itself has become a form of terrorism for many people throughout the world, including within the United States.

Fighting terror with terror is not consistent with the American core values, Carr claims.

Some of his examples are almost terrifying. As they aught to be. The book is certainly worth reading.
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Not as scholarly as I'd hoped; this book didn't contain much original research. The information presented was too shallow and Carr's literary voice was too blustery. Although he has some interesting ideas, this seems like something that was rushed through to publish just after 9/11 and before America's war in Iraq began. (If only those in charge had paid attention to Carr's main premise that war waged against civilians is counterproductive in the long run!)