Discussion Questions

  • Do you believe the article is persuasive and explains some terrorist behavior?
  • Would you fund further research in this area?  Why or why not?
  • Do you agree or disagree with Blakeley that a definition of terrorism should include the possibility that there can be state terrorism?  Why or why not?  What about the country you live in?
  • If you lived in Syria (or any other country where a dictator was attempting to cling to power by killing opponents), what would your definition of terrorism be?
  • Does Blakeley adequately source her material, particularly some of the more inflammatory charges made?  Was it convincing?