Abigail Esman discusses narcissism, patriarchy, the culture of terrorism, and how women’s abuse is all a part of them. She is the author of the book Rage: Narcissism, Patriarchy, and the Culture of Terrorism.
Abigail Esman speaks
Abigail Esman is the author of Radical State: How Jihad Is Winning Over Democracy in the West. An award-winning journalist and essayist, she has contributed to Foreign Policy, Forbes, Salon.com, the New Republic, Politico, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, World Policy Review other venues. She is a regular contributor to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and has spoken widely on the subject, including WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, BBC News, and CNN.
“There is a direct link between domestic abuse and psychological terror in the home and what we see play out on our streets and across the globe when it comes to terrorists, gangs, racists, and mass shooters,” declares award-winning essayist Abigail R. Esman.
“A critical purpose of this book is to create a deeper awareness of domestic abuse and violence against women and children as part of an effort to reduce rates of ‘national violence and militarism’ – and terror,” writes Esman. “That violence exists not only in the desert sands of Islamic State territory and in the mountain villages of Afghanistan but also in American school shootings of Boston, at Christmas parties in San Bernardino, at military recruitment centers in Tennessee, in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, on the sidewalks of New York City; and at a café in Sydney, Australia, a conference in Copenhagen, a restaurant in Paris, on the London Metro, on the cobbled streets of Amsterdam, and far too many more.”
We had a substantive discussion. Please listen to the entire interview. I am sure you will have new insights on many issues.
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