Since September 11 2001, the battle lines have been drawn. The US President, George Bush, has accepted the challenge on behalf of himself, the United States, the Western world, and indeed the entire world. In The War on Terror: If America Fails, Steve Itugbu paints a vivid, insightful picture of terrorism vis-a-vis the war on terror and the wrong moves made by the West. The treatise neither exculpates nor indicts, but reveals the prominent aspects of the bold new war on terrorism via a historical perspective and a thorough investigation into patterns, the grudge against the West, counter-terrorism measures, the dispute over the rightness or otherwise of terrorist acts, and finally the policies and politics of the West that help foster terrorism. Steve Itugbu, a masters degree holder of Politics is a well traveled journalist. He also has to his credit several radio and television documentaries, especially Options before the Third World and Tackling Africa's Underdevelopment. He is presently working on two books, The Triumph of Genocide and Organized Confusion."