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September 05, 2002

Munich Anniversary Blog Burst: Terror, Inc. (Part 1/2)

My contribution to the Munch Massacre 30th Anniversary Blog Burst can be read here.

Preview: The Munich Massacre in 1972 remains one of terrorism's most durable images from the 1970s. But it was not the first. Or the most extensive. Or the most significant.

Indeed, the most significant development for terrorism in the 1970s may be the most unremarked: Despite their leftist origins, the terrorist groups that survived and prospered often did so because they became self-sustaining businesses. The leader and examplar, in this as in so many other aspects of terrorism, was the Palestine Liberation Organization…."