|What are some recommendations on books and films that deal with terrorism, the issues etc. surrounding it - not Rambo/Will Smith type kill 'em all.
A first couple that spring to mind:
1. The Siege (Film, 1998) - Intelligent yet chillingly close to 9/11 style - Islamic terrorist who are demanding the release of a Cleric in US cpativity stage a bombing campaign in New York, bringing about paranoia and the collapse of justice and rule of law. (Martial law is a clear sign of that, also, sorry to anyone who already knows this)
2. 'The Dancer Upstairs' Novel by Nicholas Shakespeare, made into a film by John Malkovich. A fictional account of a police officer's hunt for the Head of Shining Path, Maoist terroists who wages a brutal and bloody campaign (30,000 deaths attributed to them) throughout the 1980s into the early 90s, when the leader was caught in Lima, hiding in an apartment above a ballet teacher's studio. He was a philosophy professor who upon his capture, told the Peruvian authorities everything about his groups, names, locations etc. He (as far as I know) still rots in prison today....... Read this or at least see the film. I loved both.
These are just a couple, add and debate as you wish.