May 2017, Year IX, n. 5
Terrorism is communication
Telos: “After the attacks in Paris we are all at risk and we have to learn to live with this situation. We have to accept uncertainty, liquidity, the fact that we don’t know how safe we are”. These were your words in November 2015: what has happened since then?
Marco Lombardi: So many things have happened since 2015, but all of them confirmed our expectations that 2016 was going to be even more problematic, and that the difficulties in 2017 would follow suit. Daesh’s propaganda asking people not to leave to fight abroad, but rather stay and bring terror into their own country, has been successful. Above all, it has succeeded in making the conflict more “middle Eastern”, teaching people to use everyday weapons against the infidels: a knife, a car, a truck, fire and, in the near future, drones. ...more
Everyday life in the time of terror. And we’re not talking about the French Revolution. Even though, after the attacks against our neighbour on the other side of the Alps, Paris and France play a key role in this debate. These attacks have apparently convinced Italians that even our lifestyle and the way we organise our travels is dangerous. ...more