I have now posted on the first part of Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us by Clark McCauley and Sophia Moskalenko. This section has covered the how individuals are radicalised. Future posts will look at how groups move towards extremism, and then how entire nations can likewise go in that ugly direction.
|Type of mechanism||Mechanism||Case studies||Vridar post|
|Individual||Personal Grievance||Andrei Zhelyabov
|Individual||Group Grievance||Vera Zazulich
Theodore Kaczynski (Unabomber)
John Allen Muhammad (Washington sniper)
Clayton Waagner (abortion providers)
|Individual||Slippery Slope||Adrian Michailov
Omar Hammami (Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki)
|Individual||Love||Sophia (Sonia) Perovskaya & Andrei Zhelyabov
Amrozi bin Nurhasyim (smiling terrorist)
|Individual||Risk and Status||Alexander Barannikov
Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal (Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi)
Terrorists on Status Seeking Adventures
|Individual||Unfreezing||Sophia Andreevna Ivanova (Vanechka)
Unfreezing. Gateway to Radicalisation (Comparing Cults and Terrorist Groups Once More)
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