J.M. Berger on extremism in white supremacy-groups
In light of the Pittsburgh attack, Pressfrom published an article on how to de-radicalize white supremacists. Associate Fellow J.M. Berger explains how the processes of radicalisation and extremism are the same in ideological groups. “The in-group (the ideological group, say, neo-Nazis or ISIS members) is afflicted with a crisis that is blamed on the out-group [people excluded from that group as enemies and threats, say, non-believers or non-whites] and the extremist movement is presented as offering a solution to that crisis, which is often violent. The crisis is defined as being intrinsic to the identity groups involved, rather being than situational or temporary.”
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