Alexander H. Joffe

Death Is Celebrated and Life Means Less Than Nothing

No End to War: Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century By Walter Laqueur Continuum, 288 pages, $24.95. * * *Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power In a Violent World By Jean Bethke Elshtain Basic Books, 240 pages, $23.

    • *Terror and Liberalism By Paul Berman W.W. Norton & Company,

214 pages, $21.