Runners continue to run towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon as an explosion erupts near the finish line of the race (REUTERS/Dan Lampariello).

Opinion

Motive of Destruction

January 8, 2014, Daniel Benjamin

Nearly a year out after the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Daniel Benjamin examines how the attack may have changed how we think about contemporary terrorism, analyzing the targeting, organization, and scale of the Boston attack; how the Tsarnaev brothers became radicalized; and the question of whether the bombing was a terrorist act or random mass killing.

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