Extremism (The Mit Press Essential Knowledge Series)
  • Extremism (The Mit Press Essential Knowledge Series)
  • Extremism (The Mit Press Essential Knowledge Series)
ISBN: 0262535874
EAN13: 9780262535878
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 28, 2018
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 1" H x 7" L x 5" W
Weight: 1.47 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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What extremism is, how extremist ideologies are constructed, and why extremism can escalate into violence.

A rising tide of extremist movements threaten to destabilize civil societies around the globe. It has never been more important to understand extremism, yet the dictionary definition--a logical starting point in a search for understanding--tells us only that extremism is the quality or state of being extreme. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, J. M. Berger offers a nuanced introduction to extremist movements, explaining what extremism is, how extremist ideologies are constructed, and why extremism can escalate into violence. Berger shows that although the ideological content of extremist movements varies widely, there are common structural elements.

Berger, an expert on extremist movements and terrorism, explains that extremism arises from a perception of us versus them, intensified by the conviction that the success of us is inseparable from hostile acts against them. Extremism differs from ordinary unpleasantness--run-of-the-mill hatred and racism--by its sweeping rationalization of an insistence on violence. Berger illustrates his argument with case studies and examples from around the world and throughout history, from the destruction of Carthage by the Romans--often called the first genocide--to the apocalyptic Read More chevron_right

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