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dc.contributor.authorKassimeris, George
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T18:25:28Z
dc.date.available2008-05-20T18:25:28Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.isbn1850654670
dc.identifier.isbn978-0814747568
dc.identifier.isbn0814747566
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27112
dc.description.abstractSince the 1970s, Europe's last Marxist-Leninist terrorists the Greek Revolutionary Organization 17 November have waged a violent campaign against US and NATO personnel, Turkish diplomats and members of the Greeks military and business elite. In May 2000 they assassinated a top British diplomat in Athens in a daring daylight attack. Yet no one suspected of belonging to the organization, let alone of being involved in its terror campaign, has ever been arrested. This book deals with revolutionary terrorism in Greece. Tracing the history of 17 November, Kassimeris demonstrates how it has persevered with a one-dimensional view of a world peopled by heroes and villains, that has precluded the emergence of a coherent ideology. Combining fanatical nationalism, contempt for the existing order, and the cult of violence for its own sake, 17 November has stubbornly refused to accept that its eclectic belief system is incompatible with modern democratic principles. Unlike Italy's Red Brigades or Germany's Red Army Faction, which both assailed "the capitalist state and its agents," 17 November hopes to create an insurrectionary mood that will propel the Greeks into revolutionary political action without disrupting society as a whole. As such, 17 November's terror campaign has been an audacious protest aimed at discrediting and humiliating the Greek establishment and the US government, but one that has never sought to develop widespread revolutionary guerrilla warfare.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLondon: C. Hurst & Co. Ltd. / New York: New York University Press
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nyupress.org/books/Europes_Last_Red_Terrorists-products_id-2806.html
dc.subjectTerrorism
dc.subject17 November
dc.subjectGreece
dc.subject20th century
dc.subjectPolitical history
dc.subjectRevolutionary organisations
dc.subjectNationalism
dc.subjectMarxist-Leninist terrorists
dc.subjectGuerrilla warfare
dc.titleEurope's Last Red Terrorists: The Revolutionary Organization 17 November
dc.typeBook
html.description.abstractSince the 1970s, Europe's last Marxist-Leninist terrorists the Greek Revolutionary Organization 17 November have waged a violent campaign against US and NATO personnel, Turkish diplomats and members of the Greeks military and business elite. In May 2000 they assassinated a top British diplomat in Athens in a daring daylight attack. Yet no one suspected of belonging to the organization, let alone of being involved in its terror campaign, has ever been arrested. This book deals with revolutionary terrorism in Greece. Tracing the history of 17 November, Kassimeris demonstrates how it has persevered with a one-dimensional view of a world peopled by heroes and villains, that has precluded the emergence of a coherent ideology. Combining fanatical nationalism, contempt for the existing order, and the cult of violence for its own sake, 17 November has stubbornly refused to accept that its eclectic belief system is incompatible with modern democratic principles. Unlike Italy's Red Brigades or Germany's Red Army Faction, which both assailed "the capitalist state and its agents," 17 November hopes to create an insurrectionary mood that will propel the Greeks into revolutionary political action without disrupting society as a whole. As such, 17 November's terror campaign has been an audacious protest aimed at discrediting and humiliating the Greek establishment and the US government, but one that has never sought to develop widespread revolutionary guerrilla warfare.


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