Terrorism covers a wide variety of causes, encompassing movements such as the IRA, the Baader Meinhoff gang, the Branch Dividians, national and ... Show synopsis Terrorism covers a wide variety of causes, encompassing movements such as the IRA, the Baader Meinhoff gang, the Branch Dividians, national and separatist movements, left-wing and right-wing movements, religious movements such as Islamic groups or American white supremacists, and single-issue organizations such as radical anti-abortion or animal rights groups. In this wide-ranging survey, Bruce Hoffman analyzes the causes and future of terrorism, asking questions such as; why do people become terrorists and how do they get their message across? What is the psychology of the terrorist? How does a terrorists group's ideology affect its choice of targets, and of tactics? How is terrorism developing with the onrush of new technology? Is it possible ever to eliminate terrorism or will it remain a lethal fact of modern life? The book aims to offer an authoritative anatomy of one of the most difficult and dangerous areas of contemporary life.