While many aspects related to terrorism research remain contested, one tenet that virtually all scholars and commentators agree with is that terrorism requires publicity in order to function. In the 1980s, Margaret Thatcher warned that societies must “find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend,” a sentiment that has found wide support but has also led to much criticism of British attempts to keep the IRA and related groups off of the airwaves. In Exchanging Terrorism Oxygen for Media Airwaves: The Age of Terroredia, Mahmoud Eid and his coauthors set out to tackle this important area of terrorism studies and to provide a comprehensive reference source for scholars, students, media professionals, and government officials.
Snow, Jonathan L. 2015. "Mahmoud Eid (Ed.). Exchanging Terrorism Oxygen for Media Airwaves: The Age of Terroredia." Rev. of Exchanging Terrorism Oxygen for Media Airwaves: The Age of Terroredia. Terrorism and Political Violence 27 (March): 382-383. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09546553.2015.1006104