You must provide a short response (250 words +/-10%) to all four of the following four questions (word count is for total, includes in-text references, excludes bibliography).
250 word answers in each question x 4 questions= 1000 words all
- Based on a careful viewing of The Weather Underground, explain what is meant by the phrase ‘bringing the war home’, and very briefly pinpoint what the documentary can tell us about what motivates terrorism as political action.
- In his ‘Rule of Law and National Security’ speech, Philip Ruddock makes numerous references to the motivations of al-Qaeda, such as bin Laden details in his ‘Letter to America’. Does Ruddock provide a sufficient account of bin Laden’s reasons for why he is attacking his enemies? Respond by paying careful and critical attention to how the concepts of law and war are understood and deployed by Ruddock and bin Laden.
- Based on a careful viewing of Dirty Wars, and with reference to course material in 1) war and 2) crime, identify why Scahill accords so much importance to the killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki and his son, and critically evaluate their fate and significance as crime.
- Based on a careful and complete reading of ‘The Terrorism Delusion: America’s Overwrought Response to September 11’, identify what you regard as Mueller and Stewart’s single strongest contention, take a position on it, and – briefly – critically evaluate US post 9/11 responses to terrorism in light of your position on their contention.
Links are provided for all the questions. Please use references when answering questions about the readings (or if its easier, just write the page that you found the information)
The actual due date is on 10/4/17 so in 3 days from now. I am thinking of getting a doctor certificate to get a small extention since I have a wrist injury. I will know by tomorrow but please try and be as close to the due date as possible.
I have submitted a file of the assignment, and a pdf of one of the readings that you need to answer a question on it. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.