Steffen Hertog presents his new book, Engineers of Jihad co-authored with Diego Gambetta, in a recent interview with the LSE Middle East Centre. In the book, the authors uncover two unexpected facts about violent extremists: they find that a disproportionate share of Islamist radicals come from an engineering background, and that Islamist and right-wing extremism have more in common than either does with left-wing extremism, in which engineers are absent while social scientists and humanities students are prominent.
‘Engineers of Jihad’ is available now from Princeton University Press.
(Note: this post originally appeared on the LSE Middle East Centre Blog)
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