Book Review: Bioviolence: Preventing Biological Terror and Crime

2021-06-30T14:33:45-05:00

Barry Kellman's Bioviolence: Preventing Biological Terror and Crime excellently describes the growing threat of biological warfare as a form of terrorism. Kellman begins by giving a definition of bioviolence: "the use of an active ingredient to cause mass harm." The author then lists the most common agents used in acts of bioterrorism: smallpox, anthrax, influenza, Ebola, and other toxins used in agro violence. Additionally, the author examines the threat bioviolence has had prior to and after the tragedies of September 11th. During the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union collected strands of the small pox virus. After [...]