Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Climate of Fear--#54 finished

This book was actually a series of lectures by Wole Soyinka and it basically reads like a series of college lectures. Kind of dry and unexciting, but of course it is talking about terrorism both state sponsored and quasi-state terrorism. I really had a hard time concentrating while reading this book. It was unusual for me it seems, that the author mentioned very few names, it was almost like the listeners should have already known many of his stances so naming names wasn't necessary.

He made some very good points regarding a person's dignity and how that kind of ties into the whole terrorism idea. Also in the last chapter talked about fanatics mostly religious that were the most dangerous terrorists today. Again though, he mostly talked in general with little mention of individuals or groups acting today.

This book is a very short read, only 142 pages so it didn't take that long but I don't really think it was worth the time it took me to read anyway. Maybe in a lecture setting it would sound much better but just reading it left much to be desired for me. It is a PBS WL book, but only on 1 WL. That means there is a very good chance it will not be moving anywhere anytime soon if this 1 person out there doesn't want it. Of course it will also be the only copy in the system so maybe it would move eventually. Still waiting on Stolen Innocence to be accepted, 1 more day to wait for this person before it moves to the next.

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