Monday, March 07, 2005

The definition of terrorism --
Posted a a comment tothis Matthew Yglesias post:

My definition of terrorism:

The use of violence outside of the framework of states for political purposes.

Clausewitz once called war "the continuation of politics by other means," but the ability to conduct war is an inherent power of the state and only of the state. Terrorism is the attempt of non-governmental actors to usurp this power.
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