Softcover. Ann Arbor, MI, University of Michigan Press, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 248 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. The terrorist attacks of 9/11, followed by the expose of torture in US detainment camps, dampened hopes for a peaceful world in the 21st century and challenged the belief that humanity was on a course of progress toward rational deliberation, the rule of law, and human rights. This book investigates the reasons for the resort to violence.