The West’s Road to 9/11

Resisting, Appeasing and Encouraging Terrorism since 1970

  • David Carlton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. David Carlton
      Pages 1-11
  3. The 1970s: Appeasing Terrorism

  4. The 1980s: Resisting, Appeasing and Sponsoring Terrorism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. David Carlton
      Pages 128-140
    3. David Carlton
      Pages 141-171
  5. The 1970s: Appeasing Terrorism

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. David Carlton
      Pages 257-278
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-297

About this book


The West's Road to 9/11 offers a detailed explanation of the handling of the challenge of terrorism by the USA, the UK and the West over the last thirty years. David Carlton contends that anti-terrorist rhetoric by the Governments of the West frequently masked indifference to the activities of many practitioners of non-state violence; and that in the case of the United States it did not hesitate even to sponsor those terrorist movements if deemed supportive of its wider geopolitical objectives.


42624 Europe geopolitics government Iran rhetoric state terrorism USA

Authors and affiliations

  • David Carlton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

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