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Washington's dark secret : the real truth about terrorism and Islamic extremism

Author: John Maszka
Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Much of the violence that is touted as terrorism today is not terrorism at all. Maszka delves into the repercussions of a government that capitalizes on an "us vs. them" mentality, rather than focusing on the real reason behind the war on terror--natural resources."--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Maszka, John, 1963-
Washington's dark secret.
Lincoln, Nebraska : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017060419
(OCoLC)1031918774
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Maszka
ISBN: 9781640121096 1640121099 9781640121119 1640121110
OCLC Number: 1048896159
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 278 pages)
Contents: Who's the enemy? --
The first act of terrorism --
The meaning of jihad --
The crime of the century --
The road to perdition --
The Iraq wars --
From Bin Laden to Baghdadi --
Utter confusion --
Navigating the deluge --
A cultural compass --
The colors of conflict --
The definition of insanity.
Responsibility: John Maszka.

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A new look at terrorism and how politics, the media, and the War on Terror play off one another.  Read more...

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Excerpt from Washington's Dark Secret: ""The international community is terrified. Will Trump enact real change? How could he possibly? The neocolonial corporate powers that run the world would never Read more...

 
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Refreshing and impressive

by MartinFoley (WorldCat user published 2018-09-25) Excellent Permalink

I found the text both refreshing and impressive. This book is a radical departure from the well-beaten path taken by most contemporary terrorism scholars. Of particular interest is the author's emphasis on the inductive method and his claim that terrorism studies is no place for arm-chair theorists...
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Extremely well-written

by PGWallace (WorldCat user published 2018-09-24) Very Good Permalink

I received the electronic version of this yesterday morning. Although I had no intention of reading it at the time, I started to peruse the front matter and instantly became intrigued. I read the Preface, then Chapter One, then Chapter two and before I knew it my stomach started grumbling. Without...
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Terrorism-Media Industrial Complex

by MichaelElliot (WorldCat user published 2018-09-27) Very Good Permalink

From a purely journalistic perspective, this book articulates the root of the problem with wisdom and clarity. The media frenzies that accompany every mass killing radicalize more people than Islamic State and al Qaeda combined. This "celebration" of violence drives others to kill simply out of a...
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Vivid and Authentic

by StephanieJClarkson (WorldCat user published 2018-09-22) Excellent Permalink

Maszka paints his images with bold, evocative clarity against a backdrop of warm reflection. While his eye-witness descriptions leave little to the imagination, Maszka's depth-of-focus directs the reader far beyond the violence itself to a strategic perspective from which to understand it. The entire...
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Serious, Provocative and Insightful!

by ScottMichaelNorton (WorldCat user published 2018-09-20) Excellent Permalink

It is difficult to find an example to compare this book to. Maszka breaks the mold with this genre-defying feat, mixing historical non-fiction, strategic analysis and professional journalism in a narrative that is absolutely superb. Maszka reveals the dark secret that Washington has been attempting...
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