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The revolutionary mystique and terrorism in contemporary Italy

Author: Richard Drake
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"What drives terrorists to glorify violence? In The Revolutionary Mystique and Terrorism in Contemporary Italy, Richard Drake seeks to explain the origins of Italian terrorism and the role that intellectuals played in valorizing the use of violence for political or social ends. Drake argues that a combination of socioeconomic factors and the influence of intellectual elites led to a sanctioning of violence by  Read more...
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Drake, Richard, 1942-
Revolutionary mystique and terrorism in contemporary Italy.
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2021]
(DLC) 2020050359
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Drake
ISBN: 9780253057143 0253057140 9780253057150 0253057159
OCLC Number: 1221015144
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 218 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Two Faces of Italian Terrorism (1969-1974) --
Surging Red Brigadism (1975-1977) --
Living the Revolution --
Aldo Moro and Italy's Difficult Democracy --
7 aprile 1979 --
The Blast Furnace of Terrorism (1979-1980) --
The Children of the Sun --
The Crisis and Defeat of the Red Brigades (1980-1982).
Responsibility: Richard Drake.

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A tragic account of the bankruptcy of those leftists, such as the Red Brigades, who took their ideology to illogical extremes, thus, bankrupting their own political tradition and dehumanizing Read more...

 
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