Black Sunday Social Concerns

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In Black Sunday, Harris plays on one of the great fears of the contemporary world, terrorism. Members of the Arab terrorist group Black September (the group actually responsible for the atrocities at the Munich Olympics in 1972), with the aid of a pilot who was a P.O.W. during the Vietnam War, plan to fly a blimp into the stadium where the Super Bowl is being played and detonate an explosive charge, sending deadly shrapnel into tens of thousands of spectators, including the President of the United States. Part of the appeal of the novel is the chilling knowledge that terrorist groups do exist and that such an attack, while seemingly farfetched, is proven to be possible by the detailed explanations Harris provides about how such an act could take place. Harris also includes information about Israeli counter-terrorist efforts, modern weaponry, and explosives, and smuggling to form an...

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