In , an Ottoman leader was gunned down on the streets of Berlin in revenge for Turkey's genocidal slaughter of Armenians. The assassin, a young Armenian named Soghomon Tehlirian, had exacted justice on behalf of the voiceless dead, he said. Other assassins have been less transparent in their motives.
President Nixon's would-be killer, Arthur Bremer, was a "no-hoper" who scrounged for a living in s Milwaukee, and appeared to relish a life of subterfuge. On the eve of his long-planned assassination, he ritualistically shaved off his hippy-length hair for a Mohican Taxi Driver look.
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Yet his ambition to shoot Nixon at close range "Can't kill Nixy-boy if you ain't close to him" came to nothing. His motives for doing so remain obscure. In Newton's view, Bremer exuded "narcissistic self-concern" rather than a discernable ideology.
In contrast to the bomb-throwing, dagger-wielding anarchist assassins of 19th-century Europe, certainly, he was a lone wolf. In recounting the lives of lesser-known assassins like Bremer, Newton risks providing a platform for their monomania. Why grant them any publicity?
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Yet the point is well made: by the late 20th century, shooting a US president had become no different from shooting, say, John Lennon or Andy Warhol, because politics had by then become a subdivision of stardom. Valerie Solanas , who tried to kill Warhol , was another who preferred to be noticed and infamous rather than not noticed at all. Increasingly paranoid, she was at heart insane, writes Newton; yet her attempt on Warhol's life was a prototype for many future assassinations as it was wilfully devoid of ideology.
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Age of Assassins , fortified with allusions to film and literature, is an unusual work of social history. If the writing is at times overdone "the grey area of our pampered and inadequate pity" , the book has immense narrative verve and psychological fascination. I was gripped from start to finish. Topics Politics books The Observer.
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