Year: 2003 Source: The Nation, (15 December 2003), 6p. SIEC No: 20050377

In a broader examination of the contemporary uses of terror by both powerful states & guerrilla factions, the author highlights the strengths & weaknesses of 3 recent texts: “Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill” by J Stern; “Martyrs: Innocence, Vengeance & Despair in the Middle East” by J M Davis; & “Army of Roses: Inside the World of Palestinian Women Suicide Bombers” by B Victor. 4 principal motivations behind terrorism, as suggested by Stern, are examined.