Abstract

This essay expresses ambivalence about the use of the term "evil" in analyses of terrorism in light of the association of the two in speeches intended to justify the United States' "war on terrorism." At the same time, the essay suggests that terrorism can be regarded as "evil" but only when considered among a multiplicity of "evils" comparable to it, for example: rape, war crimes, and repression.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 157-163
Launched on MUSE
2003-04-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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