Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor discusses Boston terror attack

Tuesday, 30 April 2013


Roger Griffin, Professor in Modern History, has spoken on Radio 4’s The World This Weekend (21 April 2013) on the recent bombings in Boston. The programme is currently available to listen to via the BBC website (from 10 minutes into the programme). The interview included a discussion on what can turn an individual into a killer for a cause. Professor Griffin draws on insights from his book Terrorist's Creed: Fanatical Violence and the Human Need for Meaning. Professor Griffin is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's foremost experts on the socio-historical and ideological dynamics of fascism, as well as the relationship of various forms of political or religious fanaticism to modernity. Further information on Professor Griffin’s work can be found on his staff profile page.