Richard English is Professor of Politics at Queen’s University, Belfast, and author of the award-winning books Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA and Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland. He is also a frequent media commentator on terrorism and political violence. His latest book, for OUP, is Terrorism: How to Respond, in which he argues that the post 9/11 War on Terror has been a spectacular failure because politicians have ignored the lessons of the past. Drawing on over twenty years of conversations with terrorists themselves, he offers a practical approach to solving the problem of terrorism.
After the jump is a video of Richard English talking about the book, filmed by Meet the Author.