The Good Terrorist: A Thriller (Vintage International) Paperback – March 25, 2008
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- Publisher : Vintage (March 25, 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 375 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0307389960
- ISBN-13 : 978-0307389961
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #326,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There is much in this novel around class struggle, rebellion, psychology, and sociological concepts around group membership. The book is excellent in that it does not go into any depth around the philosophical roots of anarchism, socialism, and communism but demonstrates the concepts through the lives of those who profess these philosophies. Characters who profess communistic ideals live off of others in the group, not sharing labor, and selfishly hoarding resources for themselves.
The book makes the excellent point that real anarchists, IRA agents, KGB agents, and labor organizers are very weary of these lose end terrorists who lack discretion, insight, rigor of thought, emotional stability, and competency. Yet Lessing clearly reveals that incompetent terrorists are still extremely dangerous. Undisciplined terrorists are of little use to strategic social and political movements. This is a brilliant novel and it is highly relevant to this current time.
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