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Washington's dark secret : the real truth about terrorism and Islamic extremism

Washington's dark secret : the real truth about terrorism and Islamic extremism

by John Maszka

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Neoliberalism and the Global War on Terror   (2018-11-13)

Excellent

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by PurityCalpo

Maszka offers a complete and focused analysis of the correlation between politics and economics in this fast-paced, thoroughly convincing account of America's failed leadership role in the international political economy of the last 6 decades.



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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Madarice as Breeding Grounds for Terror   (2018-11-14)

Excellent

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by ChloeAudrina

Madrasa is simply the Arabic word for school, but after 9/11 madarice have designated as breeding centers for Islamic terrorists. Maszka, who was the Director of International Relations at a university in Central Asia, states that for the first few...
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Black Hawk Down   (2018-11-15)

Excellent

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by BeverlyBejovich

The author investigates the tragic Black Hawk Down incident and reveals a very different reality than the public at large has been led to believe. Although UNITAF (also called Operation Restore Hope) received a UN mandate to establish a safe zone for humanitarian intervention,...
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Non-State Solution   (2018-10-08)

Very Good

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by DKSchram

The only criticism I have of this book is that Professor Maszka waited until Chapter 11 to make his most valuable contribution of all: the suggestion that rather than a one-state or two-state solution, the highly contested real estate in Israel/Palestine be made into a preserve. A non-state solution...
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3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Surprising   (2018-09-23)

Very Good

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by JasmineJacobson

This is the most surprising book I've ever read. I was in tears half way through the first chapter, and then giggling all through the second half. Yet, this in no way diminishes the author's scholarly credentials...
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Hilarious and Ingenious!   (2018-11-13)

Excellent

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by BrendaCastillo

The writing is fresh and original. Like a master craftsman, the author weaves a tale of intrigue, corruption and deceit. "Donald Trump is an anomaly―a man who claims to say what everyone is thinking, but doesn’t seem to care what anyone thinks. From his blatant...
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Genuine and Sincere   (2018-11-12)

Excellent

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by FeliciaCholpin

This book represents a new way of thinking about the problem of violence in our world...Not just terrorism and Islamic extremism, but all violence. The author writes with genuine passion and sincerity, and he uses his extensive knowledge and experience to offer solutions that make sense and would...
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Epic Treatise on Terrorism!   (2018-11-15)

Excellent

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by BertaBernardo

In this epic treatise on terrorism, Maszka shares a number of first-hand experiences: the 2003 suicide bombing of a military base in Riyadh, an interview with IRA member Richard Behal, his undercover ethnographic...
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Crime of the Century   (2018-11-13)

Excellent

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by KatieLutz

"...the election victory of a billionaire Washington outsider signifies so much more than the media is willing to tell us. Why? Because the powers that be―the true puppet masters who own the media outlets,...
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Refreshing and impressive   (2018-09-25)

Excellent

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by MartinFoley

I found the text both refreshing and impressive. This book is a radical departure from the well-beaten path taken by most contemporary terrorism scholars. Of particular interest is the author's emphasis on the inductive method and his claim that terrorism studies is no place for arm-chair theorists...
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The War of "Us Versus Them"    (2018-11-17)

Excellent

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by WeslyJackson

 

 

Maszka speaks truth to power and pulls no punches in his war against stupidity. "Terrorism is just the latest and greatest enemy in the ongoing war of us vs. them―which...
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Spectacular!   (2018-09-24)

Excellent

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by GeoffreyPoole

 

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7 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Exceptional   (2018-09-25)

Excellent

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by JakobReinke

Washington's Dark Secret is the most extraordinary new title in Terrorism Studies to come out in years. The author traces a variety of concepts (such...
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
The American Two-party System is Broken   (2018-11-13)

Excellent

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by JaquelineBurce

Maszka correctly observes that the Democrat and Republican Parties have converged, multinational corporations have taken over and Washington insiders are finally exposed as the corrupt partidocrats. Mega-conglomerates manipulate international laws and organizations,...
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
It Must Have Been Islamic State    (2018-11-13)

Excellent

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by NadiaChing

Due to gross oversimplifications and misconceptions that have beenRead more...Read more...


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Extremely well-written   (2018-09-24)

Very Good

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by PGWallace

I received the electronic version of this yesterday morning. Although I had no intention of reading it at the time, I started to peruse the front matter and instantly became intrigued. I read the Preface, then Chapter One, then Chapter two and before I knew it my stomach started grumbling. Without...
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5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Masterful!   (2018-09-20)

Excellent

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by LisaMurphyCompton

This is an all-night read. All Read more...Read more...


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3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Terrorism-Media Industrial Complex   (2018-09-27)

Very Good

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by MichaelElliot

From a purely journalistic perspective, this book articulates the root of the problem with wisdom and clarity. The media frenzies that accompany every mass killing radicalize more people than Islamic State and al Qaeda combined. This "celebration" of violence drives others to kill simply out of a...
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6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Vivid and Authentic   (2018-09-22)

Excellent

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by StephanieJClarkson

Maszka paints his images with bold, evocative clarity against a backdrop of warm reflection. While his eye-witness descriptions leave little to the imagination, Maszka's depth-of-focus directs the reader far beyond the violence itself to a strategic perspective from which to understand it. The entire...
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Serious, Provocative and Insightful!   (2018-09-20)

Excellent

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by ScottMichaelNorton

It is difficult to find an example to compare this book to. Maszka breaks the mold with this genre-defying feat, mixing historical non-fiction, strategic analysis and professional journalism in a narrative that is absolutely superb. Maszka reveals the dark secret that Washington has been attempting...
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