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Origins of Political Extremism: Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (repost)

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Origins of Political Extremism: Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (repost)

Origins of Political Extremism: Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition | ISBN: 052170071X | 2011 | PDF | 442 pages | 3.5 MB

Political extremism is one of the most pernicious, destructive and nihilistic forms of human expression. During the 20th century, in excess of 100 million people had their lives taken from them as the result of extremist violence. In this wide-ranging book Manus I. Midlarsky suggests that ephemeral gains, together with mortality salience, form basic explanations for the origins of political extremism and constitute a theoretical framework that also explains later mass violence.