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Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Diego Gambetta

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book attempts to shed light on suicide missions and provide answers to the questions we all ask. Are these the actions of aggressive religious zealots and unbridled, irrational radicals or is ... More


Kamikaze, 1943–5

Peter Hill

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the ‘Kamikaze’, which refers to all premeditated suicide missions (SMs) conducted by the Japanese military from October 1944 to August 1945. During this period, over 3,000 ... More


Ship Construction Materials

Jun Kimura

in Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813061184
eISBN:
9780813051161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061184.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The chapter demonstrates the scientific examination of hull construction materials of the 13th–14th century’s East Asian ships. Ship fastenings and timbers are highlighted by looking at specimens ... More


Do We Owe What Our Country Asks of Us?

John Kekes

in Hard Questions: Facing the Problems of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190919986
eISBN:
9780190920012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919986.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The comparison is between a Kamikaze pilot in World War II Japan, who answered yes, and an American Draftee in the middle of the war in Vietnam, who answered no. Their evaluations were intelligent ... More


Spirit Wind

David Wills

in Killing Times: The Temporal Technology of the Death Penalty

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283521
eISBN:
9780823286119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283521.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The death penalty’s appropriation of the concept of a painless instant is compared with the absolute possession of a simultaneity of crime and (self)-punishment by the suicide bomber, who robs the ... More


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