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Dark Ideas : How Neo-Nazi and Violent Jihadi Ideologues Shaped Modern Terrorism

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Dark Ideas provides readers with a different method of understanding how ideas can transform violent extremism. Over recent decades, violent jihadi and neo-Nazi ideologues have continued to promote new strategic and tactical innovations that shaped the evolution of terrorism. Many of these "dark" innovations have now become accepted practices by groups and individuals, yet they are rarely examined.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 170 pages
  • 159 x 238 x 17mm | 394g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 2 black & white illustrations, 1 tables
  • 0739191047
  • 9780739191040

Review quote

A detailed study of the role of ideology on extremism and terrorism, this book delineates the innovative uses of violent jihadi and neo-Nazi ideas, demonstrating how ideology can be reconstructed in support of malicious objectives. A thought-provoking and a timely study for counter-terrorism scholars and practitioners. -- Rohan Gunaratna, author of "Inside al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror"show more

About Travis Morris

Travis Morris is an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice and serves as director of Norwich University's Peace and War Center.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1-Manufacturing Divine Traitors: Sayyid Qutb and Ben Klassen Chapter 2-The Need to Weaponize Ideas: Anwar Al-Awlaki and William Pierce Chapter 3-Strategizing New Violence: Abdullah Azzam and Louis Beam Chapter 4-Shifting the Targeting Paradigm: Osama bin Laden and George Lincoln Rockwell Chapter 5-The Need to Create Soft Extremism: Mohammed Maqdisi and David Duke Chapter 6-The Way Forward: Focus on the Source, Not Just the Symptomsshow more