Title

Terrorism: Cruelty, and Destructiveness for Everyone

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-29-2020

Department

Philosophy and Religion

School

Humanities

Abstract

The term “terrorism” is derived from the French la terreur. As now understood terrorism began in the French Revolution with the deposition and execution of Louis XVI. On April 6, 1793, the French National Convention created the Committee on Public Safety, which we now associate with Maxmilien Robespierre. Citizens thought to have sympathies with the monarchy were brought before the Committee to have their “virtue” tested.

Publication Title

Cosmopolitanism and the Evils of the World

First Page

265

Last Page

284

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