The interview that follows was conducted somewhere in Italy with a militant of the Red Brigades recently freed after spending 32 years and 6 months in prison. Taking up the sociological perspective of Max Weber, the author draws a distinction between “professional terrorist” and “vocational terrorist”. The terrorist by vocation differs from the professional terrorist in his profound faith in the mission he feels he must accomplish. He does not try to improve his social status and is not interested in the selﬁsh pursuit of personal well-being. He gives up love, family, children and friendship. When he decides to join a terrorist group, he voluntarily severs any contact with his former life. He is a high school or university graduate and might choose a secure life and a good job but prefers to kill, accepting the risk of dying. The vocational terrorist is the terrorist in his incandescent state.
|Titolo:||Interview with a terrorist by vocation: a day among the Diehard terrorists, Part 2.|
|Autori interni:||ORSINI, ALESSANDRO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Rivista:||STUDIES IN CONFLICT AND TERRORISM|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 - Articolo su rivista (Article)|
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