Understanding terrorism at deeper human levels

May 28, 2014 13:39

Terrorists terrorize because they take an authentically great delight in meting out executions to "others."

Investigators recreate the Hezbollah Bulgaria bus bombing last July which targeted Israeli tourists

Bulgaria bus bomb 370. (photo credit:REUTERS)

 "I learn a science from the soul's aggressions."- Saint-John Perse

In an age that correctly celebrates science as the very best method of reaching conclusions -  and such a method is plainly what science represents - deeper human meanings are sometimes lost. Our most acclaimed academic studies of terrorism, for example, appropriately scientific, are refined and dispassionate. Increasingly, such scientific studies subordinate all immeasurable and intangible issues to more handily verifiable "data."


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