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States of Emergency:

The politics of terrorism

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This Debate

Ted Honderich, Mark Littlewood, Yvonne Ridley. Rana Mitter hosts.

In the last decade terrorist acts have dominated the headlines like no other issue. Can the murder of civilians for a political goal ever be justified?

If one mans terrorist is another’s freedom fighter should we consider terror a new tool of war? There is a chance that the other side doesn't really believe in the legitimacy of its own freedom fighters and that this constitutes in fact a desperate call for help.

Finally, can there be an effective relationship between terrorism, poverty and crime?

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