18 September 2023

PhiloMadrid Skype meeting: WEDNESDAY 20th September 8pm: The causes of Terrorism.

Dear Friends,

This Wednesday, 20th September, we are discussing: The causes of Terrorism.

Norma proposed the topic. We have discusses this subject twice already
as "Terrorism" and once as "Terrorist or Hero?" The relevant links are

Terrorism 2017
Essay by Lawrence

Terrorist or Hero? 2008
Essays by Richard and Lawrence

The subject, therefore, does not require any introductions, but we might
consider the options we can interpret our question this week. Whilst we
all agree that terrorism usually involves physical violence against
civilians, should it always mean the use of explosives or other physical
means such as knives, gunfire and so on?

And if we accept that economic issues might give rise to conventional
terrorism, can we extend the definition to economic terrorism? That is
using economic violence against civilians for political aims: e.g.
increasing staple products to encourage unrest in support of a political

Another big issue is terrorism inflicted on the local population. For
example, are civil wars a form of terrorism?

NEWS 01 – Book by Diego
Diego has sent me details about his published Manifesto: The Beehive
Complex: Dare to Dance in the Dark and Rejoice in the Most Astonishing
of Illusions.

The Beehive Complex is available here: https://amzn.eu/d/9U4AwmH
It's a short book and to the point!

NEWS 02 – Don't forget the books by other members
--Un giro en el aire
Lucinda Maxwell (Teresa)
Also from Amazon.es ( https://amzn.eu/d/a6RY3AP )

--Oscar's book is now available from Oscar himself:
"Toranzo, 88 ilustraciones y coplillas" by Oscar at €35

--It is with great sadness that I have learnt Julian Martelli passed
away early in October this year, 2022. Julian was very active during our
meetings in Molly Malone and participation was always respected by all.
Christine kindly wants to share with us a photo of Julian with her and
friends. You can find the FaceBook link below.

I also include a link for our visit to Toledo in 2008 when Julian came
with us on the day trip.


--Jorge has kindly sent us the link to his book which is available for
Free Distribution at:
Evolution of Thought and its Influence on Society and Technology

Please let me know if you need the Skype link: preferably by WhatsApp.

Best and take care

telephone/WhatsApp: 606081813
Email: philomadrid@gmail.com

PhiloMadrid Skype meeting: WEDNESDAY 20th September 8pm: The causes of

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