Book Discussion on What Terrorists Want

Louise Richardson talked about her book What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat, published by Random… read more

Louise Richardson talked about her book What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat, published by Random House. She talked about what drives terrorists and provided an outline of her ideas on how to reduce terrorism worldwide. She argued that the Bush administration’s launching of the war on terror was a mistake because it played right into the hands of Al Qaeda. She said that it would be wrong to assume that terrorists are irrational and amoral, and that going to war is the only way to fight them. After her presentation the author responded to audience members' questions. close

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  • Louise Richardson Executive Dean Harvard University->Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

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Book Discussion on What Terrorists Want

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 24, 2006
Last Aired:
Oct 7, 2006

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  • Sep 24, 2006 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 25, 2006 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 07, 2006 | 3:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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