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Publication Information:
Detroit : Greenhaven Press : Thomson/Gale, ©2005.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Is terrorism a serious threat?: War on terror has made America safer from terrorism / George W. Bush -- War on terror has not made America safer from terrorism / Ted Rall -- We have overestimated the terrorist threat / Bart Kosko -- Weapons of mass destruction pose a serious threat / Nicholas D. Kristof -- What causes terrorism?: Despair and poverty cause terrorism / Tammuz Tabriz -- Despair and poverty do not cause terrorism / Robert J. Barro -- Religious fanaticism causes terrorism / Andrew C. McCarthy -- Religious fanaticism does not always cause terrorism economist -- American's foreign policy causes terrorism / Salim Muwakkil -- How should the United States prevent terrorism?: Expanding government powers can prevent terrorism / Tom Ridge -- Expanding government powers cannot prevent terrorism / Nick Gillespie -- Military action can prevent terrorism / Mark Steyn -- Military Action cannot prevent terrorism / William Pfaff -- Forming global alliances is the best way to fight terrorism / Stanley Hoffman -- Glossary -- Facts about terrorism -- Organizations to contact -- Further reading -- Index.
Presents fourteen essays that debate the controversial subject of terrorism, and addresses issues of weapons of mass destruction, the safety of the nation, the root causes of terrorism, and measures to prevent terrorism.
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YA 973.931 T45
J 973.931 Friedman

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For over thirty years, Greenhaven Press's Opposing Viewpoints Series has been the gold standard for students to attain issue awareness and critical thinking and reading skills. Now, Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints applies this patented format in a visually appealing, accessible series that will allow students of all levels to experience its benefits. In addition to pro/con articles, other features help students process and question the authors' credibility, research, and argumentation techniques. Active reading questions preface each essay, requiring the student to approach the material thoughtfully and carefully. Focus boxes at the end of every viewpoint ask students to assess and compare opposing views. Sidebars provide at-a-glance statistics, while useful charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement each article and offer readers multiple formats for gleaning information on the topic. Additional features such as a glossary and an appendix of facts further enlighten students on the topic. Bibliographies, Web sites, and a list of organizations to contact encourage students to explore the topic beyond the book. Comprehensive, engaging, and thought-provoking, Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints books aim to open readers' minds to the critically divergent views that comprise our world's most important debates. Book jacket.

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Horn Book Review

These volumes present previously published articles and essays that take opposing viewpoints on issues surrounding cyberbullying, the death penalty, or terrorism. Though the many photographs, sidebars, and charts make the books visually approachable, the lack of information about primary sources makes for texts that are more inflammatory (e.g., "Execution by Lethal Injection Is Too Humane") than useful. Terrorism includes a glossary. Reading list, websites. Ind. [Review covers these Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints titles: Cyberbullying, The Death Penalty, and Terrorism.] (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

George W. BushTed RallBart KoskoNicholas D. KristofTammuz TabrizRobert J. BarroAndrew C. McCarthySalim MuwakkilTom RidgeNick GillespieMark SteynWilliam PfaffStanley Hoffman
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Chapter 1 Is Terrorism a Serious Threat?
1 The War on Terror Has Made America Safer from Terrorismp. 17
2 The War on Terror Has Not Made America Safer from Terrorismp. 23
3 We Have Overestimated the Terrorist Threatp. 30
4 Weapons of Mass Destruction Pose a Serious Threatp. 35
Chapter 2 What Causes Terrorism?
1 Despair and Poverty Cause Terrorismp. 41
2 Despair and Poverty Do Not Cause Terrorismp. 48
3 Religious Fanaticism Causes Terrorismp. 54
4 Religious Fanaticism Does Not Always Cause Terrorism Economistp. 60
5 America's Foreign Policy Causes Terrorismp. 66
Chapter 3 How Should the United States Prevent Terrorism?
1 Expanding Government Powers Can Prevent Terrorismp. 73
2 Expanding Government Powers Cannot Prevent Terrorismp. 79
3 Military Action Can Prevent Terrorismp. 85
4 Military Action Cannot Prevent Terrorismp. 92
5 Forming Global Alliances Is the Best Way to Fight Terrorismp. 99
Glossaryp. 105
Facts About Terrorismp. 107
Organizations to Contactp. 111
For Further Readingp. 117
Indexp. 124