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War & Terror with Philip Bobbitt: Chapter 2

Philip Bobbitt says we think we know terrorism because we know 20th century terrorism — the PLO, the FLN, the IRA, etc. But terror and terrorism are forever changing as the times change, becoming symptoms or phenomena of the established constitutional order. Today, nation states have globalized and privatized; are integrated and networked; and will outsource and insource to achieve the right mix of labor. The exact same can be said of terrorism in the 21st century.