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Volume 7  Number 1  •  Summer 2002
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Terrorism, Interest-Group Politics, and Public Policy: Curtailing Criminal Modes of Political Speech
By Roger Congleton
This article appeared in the Summer 2002 issue of The Independent Review

Although terrorists use violence to transmit their “political messages,” much can be learned by comparing them to non-violent interest groups. One lesson this comparison teaches is that anti-terrorism policies have their limits, just as do policies that aim to curtail the alleged excesses of peaceful groups.