What does a terrorist look like? How do terrorists select targets? Why do they hate us? What are the different terrorist groups of the world, what are their specific motivations? What You Need To Know About: Terror gives answers to the questions we are all asking, and in so doing demystifies the threat of terror. The more something is incomprehensible, the more it is to be feared; this book will present a rational guide to the phenomenon that will enable the reader to take control of that fear and put it in proportion. What You Need To Know About: Terror is a must-read for everyone who believes in security, freedom and democracy. With four sections: an introduction, the Terror Q&A, each question laid out with a clear and concise one page answer, a guide to the world's terror organizations, and a resources section for further study, it arms us with the facts and perspective we need to better understand and fight terror.
About the Author
Micah Halpern is a political and social commentator and columnist with expertise in the dynamics of political terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism and the Middle East. During the aftermath of 9/11 he was the CBS-2 NY Metro Market TV commentator on terror and the Middle East. He provides commentary, perspective and analysis on a regular basis for network and cable television and radio including CNN, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, The Learning Channel and the BBC. Halpern is currently the Israel columnist for America Online where his commentary, On Site Insights, is a regular feature. A scholar of European and Jewish history, Halpern has been a faculty member at Yale University; Brandeis University; Hebrew College of Boston, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A native of Annapolis, MD, Micah Halpern resides in New York City and Jerusalem.