October 1, 2015 Arlington VA.
So many times in the media we hear that capitalism and globalization are major roots of terrorism, or that terrorism is inhibiting globalization. In truth, they are partners in an evolving political and economic world, and the faster that perspective adopted, the easier it will be to fashion solutions.
Terrorism is with us for the long-haul. it will continue to rear its head wherever people feel that the existing government or economic systems are not meeting their needs. Those needs could be economic, social, political, or even religious--whatever arguments they have include some aspect of the 'three-headed serpent' Stassen describes in this incisive article, which just days ago appeared in the Affairs Today online edition.
Stassan points out the four major facilitators of terrorism and its spread: poverty,inequality, injustice, and fundamentalism. it is easy to see that these key facilitators can stir up a population, and make the eradication of terrorist or opposition activity hard to achieve.
it is refreshing to see a new, balanced approach to terrorism versus the other two, and a great read if you want to put these into perspective.