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Assassination

See also Murder.
assassins
Fanatical Moslem sect that smoked hashish and murdered Crusaders (11th—12th centuries). [Islamic Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 52]
Brutus
conspirator and assassin of Julius Caesar. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
Caesar, Julius
(102–44 B.C.) murdered by conspirators. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
Gorboduc
king killed by the people, who were horrified at his murderous family. [Br. Legend and Lit.: Benét, 410]
Harmodius
assassinated Hipparchus, brother of the tyrant Hippias. [Gk. Hist.: EB (1963) XI, 198]
Ides of March
Caesar killed by opposing factions (44 B.C.). [Rom. Hist.: EB, 3: 575–580]
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The political murders of civil society leaders in the 1980s led to the creation of the Comite de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras (Committee of Relatives of Detained and Disappeared People, COFADEH).
However, although Goldman writes about his grief (and his gradual "reawakening") as powerfully here as he did in Say Her Name, those looking for as astute a political commentary as that found in The Art of Political Murder will be disappointed.
Et Tu Brute?: A Short History of Political Murder. By Greg Woolf.
The judges selected Klein's work from a diverse shortlist of six titles which also included Lisa Appignanesi for Mad, Bad, and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800; Francisco Goldman for The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?; Enrique Vila-Matas for Montano's Malady; Stuart Kauffman for Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion; and Alex Ross for The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
According to Reuters, officials from Hamas described 30-year-old Mohammed Adbel-Jamil al-Hajj as one of its members in Jenin and said his death by hanging on Sunday in a jail in the northern West Bank city was a "political murder."
The titles are: Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 by Lisa Appignanesi; The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Et Tu, Brute: A Short History of Political Murder by Greg Woolf (Harvard, 978-0-674-02684-1).
He needed that imagination to comprehend the Gerardi drama, and in The Art of Political Murder he dissects the narrative and reassembles it in an accessible manner.
Certainly we must stop dumping our surplus goods, but Africa will never rid itself of poverty until it banishes corruption, tribal hatreds, political murder, greed and self-aggrandisement.
'It was a project of political murder, prepared by the authorities.'
As for Sartre's incitements to political murder, O'Donnell is probably correct to insist that they were consistent with his broader political ideas.
Peace Now sharply criticized the attorney general's decision, saying that it "gives justification to the incitement and may lead to another political murder." A statement by the movement said that in view of Mazuz's decision, "It can be assumed that he wouldn't have taken action against banners in which prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was shown in an S.S.