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Dark ideas : how neo-Nazi and violent jihadi ideologues shaped modern terrorism / Travis Morris.

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Summary:

Dark Ideas: How Neo-Nazi and Violent Jihadi Ideologues Shaped Modern Terrorism is the first book of its kind to show ideas have transformed violent extremism over the past six decades. Certain violent jihadi and neo-Nazi innovations have now become accepted practices by groups and individuals, yet they are rarely examined from this perspective. Travis Morris comparatively examines some of these strategic and tactical ideas in context. Innovations such as how to weaponize thoughts, create new forms of violence, or shift targets advance terrorism studies into the realm of violent extremist doctrine. Each chapter examines the most influential violent jihadi or neo-Nazi ideologue behind an innovation, the context from which it originated, and how it transitioned from idea to action. The author concludes with some recommendations for policymakers and experts in the field. -- Back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 303.625 Morri 2017 (Text) 39705000041763 New Book Shelf Book None 03/17/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780739191040
  • ISBN: 0739191047
  • ISBN: 1498548725
  • ISBN: 9781498548724
  • ISBN: 9780739191057
  • ISBN: 0739191055
  • Physical Description: xx, 149 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-137) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Manufacturing divine traitors : Sayyid Qutb and Ben Klassen -- The need to weaponize ideas : Anwar al-Awlaki and William Pierce -- Strategizing new violence : Abdullah Azzam and Louis Beam -- Shifting the targeting paradigm : Osama bin Laden and George Lincoln Rockwell -- The need to create soft extremism : Mohammed Maqdisi and David Duke -- The way forward : focus on the source, not just the symptoms -- Appendix.
Summary, etc.:
Dark Ideas: How Neo-Nazi and Violent Jihadi Ideologues Shaped Modern Terrorism is the first book of its kind to show ideas have transformed violent extremism over the past six decades. Certain violent jihadi and neo-Nazi innovations have now become accepted practices by groups and individuals, yet they are rarely examined from this perspective. Travis Morris comparatively examines some of these strategic and tactical ideas in context. Innovations such as how to weaponize thoughts, create new forms of violence, or shift targets advance terrorism studies into the realm of violent extremist doctrine. Each chapter examines the most influential violent jihadi or neo-Nazi ideologue behind an innovation, the context from which it originated, and how it transitioned from idea to action. The author concludes with some recommendations for policymakers and experts in the field. -- Back cover.
Subject: Neo-Nazism > United States > History.
Right-wing extremists > United States > History.
Islamic fundamentalism > History.
Terrorism > History.

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