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  • 1. Editor’s Introduction: No End to History–Van Gosse

    2. A Letter to George Bush: A Talk Presented at the School of the Art

    Institute of Chicago Teach-In on “Art and Grief,” September 21, 2001–Lisa Brock

    3. Is Terrorism a Useful Term in Understanding the Middle East and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?–Joel Beinin

    4. Beyond Militarism and Terrorism in the Biotech Century: Toward a Culture of Peace and Transformation–Horace Campbell

    5. Activism from Starbuck to Starbucks, or Terror: What’s in a Name?–Belinda Davis

    6. Political Terror and the Technologies of Memory: Excuse, Sacrifice, Commodification, and Actuarial Moralities–Allen Feldman

    7. Imprisoned Intellectuals: War, Dissent, and Social Justice–Joy James

    8. Homeland Insecurities: Reflections on Language and Space–Amy Kaplan

    9. The Life That Makes Us Die/The Death That Makes Us Live: Facing Terrorism in Guatemala City–Deborah Levenson

    10. Empires of the Senseless: (The Response to) Terror and (the End of) History–Walter Benn Michaels

    11. From Revolutionaries to Politicians: Deradicalization and the Irish Experience–Donnacha Ó Beacháin

    12. Powerlessness Grows Out of the Barrel of a Gun–Vijay Prashad

    13. That Was Then, This Is Now: The Battle of Algiers and After–David Prochaska

    14. Terror and the Privatized State: A Peruvian Parable–Deborah Poole and Gerardo Rénique

    15. The Comedy of Terror–Cedric J. Robinson

    16. Cold War Redux: On the “New Totalitarianism”–Nikhil Pal Singh

    17. Terrorism and Political Violence during the Pinochet Years: Chile, 1973-1989–Verónica Valdivia Ortiz de Zárate

    18. The Self-Fulfilling Prophecies of Counterterrorism–Joseba Zulaika

    19. 1964: The Beginning of the End of Nonviolence in the Mississippi Freedom Movement–Akinyele O. Umoja

    20. Mike Davis Talks about the “Heroes of Hell”–Jon Wiener

    21. 2.5 Cheers for Bridging the Gap between Activism and the Academy; Or, Stay and Fight–Jesse Lemisch

    22. The Teaching of American History in a Time of National Crisis–J. Angus Johnston


    23. In the Combat Zone: Review of Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg; Pearl Harbor, directed by Jerry Bruckheimer; Black Hawk Down, directed by Ridley Scott; We Were Soldiers, directed by Randall Wallace–Marilyn B. Young

    24. The Politics of Sex and Gender in Latin American History: New Perspectives: Review of Sueann Caulfield, In Defense of Honor: Sexual Morality, Modernity, and Nation in Early-Twentieth-Century Brazil; Eileen J. Suárez Findlay, Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality and Race in Puerto Rico, 1870–1920; and Katherine Elaine Bliss, Compromised Positions: Prostitution, Public Health, and

    Gender Politics in Revolutionary Mexico City–Stephanie J. Smith

    25. History and Memory in Neoliberal Chile: Patricio Guzmán’s Obstinate Memory and The Battle of Chile: Review of Obstinate Memory, The Battle of Chile: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie, The Battle of Chile: The Coup d’Etat, and The Battle of Chile: The Power of the People, directed by Patricio Guzmán–

    Thomas Miller Klubock

    26. Without Sanctuary: Review of Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America, exhibit, Atlanta, GA–Duane J. Corpis and Ian Christopher Fletcher

    27. The Abusable Past–R. J. Lambrose

    28. Notes on Contributors

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    Terror and History brings together historians and leading scholars from around the world to examine, document, and reflect on the political and historical category of terror. Breaking with the traditional format of academic journals, the issue delivers short, sharp pieces of political and personal analysis rather than footnoted, monographic articles. Ranging from Guatemala to Palestine, interrogating notions of homeland, and unpacking the myths of the Irish Republican Army, the Red Army Faction, and Sendero Luminoso, the contributors to Terror and History revise our notions of terror and terrorism. The issue also includes a critique of the new war movies like Saving Private Ryan, Pearl Harbor, and Black Hawk Down. In an interview, Mike Davis discusses his book-in-progress Heroes from Hell, delving into the revolutionary terror that gripped most of Europe after the French Revolution.

    Contributors. Joel Beinin, Lisa Brock, Horace Campbell, Duane J. Corpis, Belinda Davis, Allen Feldman, Ian Christopher Fletcher, Van Gosse, Joy James, J. Angus Johnston, Amy Kaplan, Thomas Miller Klubock, R. J. Lambrose, Jesse Lemisch, Deborah Levenson, Walter Benn Michaels, Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Deborah Poole, Vijay Prashad, David Prochaska, Gerardo Rénique, Cedric J. Robinson, Nikhil Pal Singh, Stephanie J. Smith, Akinyele O. Umoja, Verónica Valdivia Ortiz de Zárate, Jon Wiener, Marilyn B. Young, Joseba Zulaika

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