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Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism: The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy

Tom Farer


This book brings together and subjects to critical scrutiny the core controversies connected to the so-called ‘War on Terror’: When is it legitimate and prudent to use force? Is torture ever justified? Do we need to suspend human rights in order to fight terrorism? Is multi-culturalism the answer to communal conflict? Is Israel's treatment of the Palestinians illegal and immoral, an accelerator of terrorism, or legitimately defensive and largely irrelevant to the terrorism problem? Are terrorists responding to concrete U.S. policies or do they simply hate and wish to destroy Western societies? ... More

Keywords: global terrorism, neo-conservatism, foreign policy, war on terror, liberalism, multilateralism, human rights, legitimate force

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199534722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Farer, author
Dean, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver