WorldCat Identities

Ronfeldt, David F.

Works: 2 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 108 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JX6731.T4, 303.62092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David F Ronfeldt
The mindsets of high-technology terrorists : future implications from an historical analog by David F Ronfeldt( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An examination of the thoughts and actions of nineteenth century dynamite terrorists, as an historical analog that may provide insights into the psychological and political attributes of possible future nuclear terrorists. Some central themes of the dynamite terrorists are identified, including the philosophical nature of the powers they attributed to dynamite and the uses to which they felt such powers should be put. Then, as now, the use of high-technology super-explosives appeared to be particularly appealing to terrorists interested in wielding "scientific power," rather than in providing "power to the people." Historical analogy suggests that similar patterns will exist among possible future terrorists, especially if they are able to make or acquire improvised nuclear devices. In that event, the most dangerous type of terrorist will probably be one whose objectives combine vengeful punishment with millennial destruction."--Rand abstracts
Restructuring civil society across North America in the information age : new networks for immigration advocacy organizations by David Ronfeldt( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.57 for The mindse ... to 0.75 for Restructur ...)

Alternative Names
Ronfeldt, David F. 1941-