HomeLUMINAvol. 21 no. 1 (2010)

Of Terrorism and Rationality: In Search of an Epistemological Foundation

Isaac E. Ukpokolo

Discipline: Tourism, Politics



The phenomenon of terrorism is generally believed to be of irrational cowardice, identified with individuals bent on senseless destruction of lives and property, and thriving in ignorance or poverty of the mind. Yet, recent realities indicate that the executors of terrorism have no appreciable problem of psychopathology, and that many of them are as educated and economically well-to-do as many around them.