The Unknown Terrorist
"If it ain't one thing it's another" was a catchy phrase I often heard growing up. At the time, I didn't give it much thought, except that I heard it a lot. But fast forward a few decades, and I get it; in life, there's always going to be something! I recently heard a pastor say as he delivered the eulogy for a young man who had battled addiction most of his life: "We all have issues. And if you are sitting out there in your pew thinking that you don't have any, then maybe that's your issue-you think you don't have any." Man, was he on target. There's always something! It's your health. Disease is robbing you of your joy. Free your mind! It's your finances. You just lost your job and bills are piling up. Free your mind! It's your addiction. Your life is spiraling out of control. Free your mind! It's your weight. You know you need to do better but can't seem to get a grip. Free your mind! It's your run-ins with the law. You're an ex-convict, stuck in the penal system's revolving door. Free your mind! It's your childhood. Abuse and rape have left you with wounds so deep that they have festered into a sore that just won't heal. Free your mind! It's your relationships. You've been beaten and battered by your spouse and you don't know where to turn. Free your mind! It's your gender identity. You are gay and you feel trapped. Free your mind! Free Your Mind and the Best Will Follow is a guide to letting go of your issues and living your dreams. It is a book of stories, spiritual truths, and activities that will help you realize that you are so much more than your circumstances and conditions. Now is the time to reconnect with your inner power. It's time to let go of your past.
This book studies what has generally been regarded as intangible: the relationship between news media coverage and terrorist success. Utilizing his four-year database of barricade-and-hostage and hijacking atrocities by international terrorists and the coverage afforded those events by newspapers from three Western nations (Germany, Great Britain, and the United States), Richard W. Schaffert observes the effect of media coverage (newspaper column space provided, articles and photographs published) on whether concessions were made to terrorist demands, and establishes a strong positive relationship between coverage and terrorist success. In Chapter 1, Schaffert establishes a definition of political terrorism by identifying the basic elements that distinguish it from other forms of political violence, then rigorously applies this definition throughout his analysis. The functions of political terrorism are reviewed, with special consideration given to the use of terrorism as an instrument of politics. Schaffert evaluates state experiences with political terrorism in terms of the nature of the threat, countermeasures employed, the media's role, and the relationship between public, press, and government. Finally, the question of the responsibility of a democratic society's media in the reporting of terrorism is considered. Schaffert's extensive database, which is included as an appendix, will prove invaluable for further research in the area.
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