The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $29
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The early 21st century has been defined by a rise in Islamist radicalization and a concurrent rise in far-right extremism.
Julia Ebner argues that far-right and Islamist extremist narratives — “the West is at war with Islam’ and “Muslims are at war with the West” — complement each other perfectly, making the two extremes rhetorical allies and building a spiraling torrent of hatred — “the Rage.” By looking at extremist movements both online and offline, she shows how far-right and Islamist extremists have succeeded in penetrating each other’s echo chambers as a result of their mutually useful messages. Based on firsthand interviews, Ebner introduces us to the world of reciprocal radicalization and the hotbeds of extremism that have developed — with potentially disastrous consequences — in the UK, Europe and the US.Buy tickets/get more info now