Terrorism in books, TV and Movies
The State Within
The six-part miniseries, The State Within, chronicles the relationship between the UK and the United States in the aftermath of a terrorist attack that occurs on a British plane as it departed U.S. airspace
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) tells the history of the German Red Army Faction (also known as the Baader Meinhof Complex). The film is based on a best-selling book by German journalist Stefan Aust.
Meeting Resistance--Review of Iraq War Documentary, Meeting Resistance
"Meeting Resistance," a film by Steve Conners and Molly Bingham, tells the story of Iraqi resistance to American occupation. The Iraq War was supposed to end quickly with flowers for Americans and liberation from Saddam Hussein for Iraqis. Instead, Americans were greeted in 2003 by attacks by a nascent Iraqi resistance. "Meeting Resistance" compellingly tells the story of this resistance from the point-of-view of its participants.
Top Books on the Iraq War and the War on Terrorism
Looking for a gift for a current events junkie? Give current events followers on your list one or more of the terrific books on the Iraq War, terrorism and the war on terror that have come out in the last several years. Here are some of the most highly touted and well written war on terror and Iraq war books to have been published recently.
Dead For Good: Review of Hugh Barlow on Martyrdom and Suicide Bombers
Hugh Barlow places the rise of today's suicide bomber within the history of religious martyrdom. While religious martyrs have always been willing, even anxious, to die on behalf of their God, the rise of what Barlow calls the "predatory martyr," willing to take random civilians along with him or her, is new. Barlow's "Dead for Good: Martyrdom and the Rise of the Suicide Bomber," is reviewed here.
Quantico: A Review of Bioterrorism Thriller, Quantico, by Greg Bear
Bioterrorism thriller, Quantico, pits Christian fanatics, Muslim terrorists and violent Jewish radicals intent on bioterrorism against Quantico's finest FBI agents. Greg Bear's novel Quantico is reviewed here.
Why They Don't Hate Us: Lifting the Veil on the Axis of Evil, by Mark LeVine
Mark LeVine's "Why They Don't Hate Us: Lifting the Veil on the Axis of Evil" debunks the idea that the primary conflict today is not between the West and Islam. Instead, it's between those who benefit from neoliberal globalization and those who suffer for it.
Political Products: American Tee-Shirts (and Mugs and Underwear)
Browse through the online marketplace CafePress and you'll find terrorism related T-shirts, Mugs and Underwear. A brief review of the latest in political products, and possibly public opinion on the war on terror, Iraq, and American policy.
Al Zawraa Television Highlights Challenges of Information Warfare
Information warfare is being challenged by outlets such as the the Islamic Army of Iraq's television station, Al Zawraa. It's violent, anti-American programming both recruits fighters and provides intelligence about insurgents' activities.
Plan Colombia Out, Advertising In: Colombia's New Tactic Against Cocaine
Colombia's newest attempt to combat cocaine: advertising aimed at users.
The Journalist and the Jihadi
Daniel Pearl was a promising journalist at the Wall Street Journal when he was kidnapped and murdered by Al Qaeda associate Omar Sheikh in 2002. The HBO film, the Journalist and the Jihadi, tells the story behind the encounter and commemmorates Pearl's life and journalism.
Hezbollah on TV: Al Manar
U.S. designated terrorist group, Hezbollah, has operated its own television station, Al Manar, since 1991. Some say it pushes propaganda, others say it crafts credible news.
Review of Flight 93
About Guide Rebecca Murray gives 5 stars to the Paul Greengrass' feature about the 9/11 events on United Airlines Flight 93.
Top 10 9/11 Books
About.com Guide Nick Greene shares a list of top 10 books about the events leading up to 9/11 and the war on terror it provoked.
Review of Gunner Palace
Posted to Iraq in the summer of 2003, an American artillery unit takes up residence in a former Hussein family palace. About.com Guide Ivana Redwine reviews documentary film Gunner Palace.
Director Oliver Stone talks about World Trade Center
Reviews of Director Oliver Stone's summer 2006 film, World Trade Center, have been mixed, but Stone says of 9/11, "...You've got to talk about it, you've got to air it out," in this interview video clip.