A Terrorism Expert Turns Her Gaze Inward

June 21st, 2010 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

In her last book Jessica Stern, a terrorism expert goes beyond a calculus of geopolitics and policy to dissect the personal origins of violent extremism, to delve into the ways in which belief, humiliation, and disenfranchisement can be turned to terrorism. In her new work, she examines the roots of her own interest in terrorism, bringing self-examination into the mix. “Bringing psychology into the world of terror,” says Carol Gilligan, “is a profound insight”.


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