Kashmir: Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?

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India's terrorists are Pakistan's freedom fighters, even when they're talking about the same people. Sometimes a crime, other times an act of war, "terrorist" means so many things to so many people that Reuters news service won't use it even to describe the attacks on New York and Washington. Is it a strategy of the weak against the strong, the policy of a nation? Do all governments, including ours, apply a double standard for defining terrorism, according to their own interests? We explore terrorism as a word, an idea, and a reality, with political scientists, researchers, journalists, government officials, and authors
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Warren Olney