Nice review of my book “The New Terrorism of Right-Wing Single Actors” (Springer, 2020) via Dr Tim Wilson, Director: Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, Scotland (APril 2021)
“It’s a thoughtful and original piece of work. You succeed in highlighting an area that I, too, think is downplayed in studying this kind of extreme right single actor attacks – the extent to which the political motivations of the perpetrators overlap with prejudices and biases that are held by millions across Western societies (even if in often much more decaffeinated form). This seems to me an absolutely key distinction between this phenomenon and Islamist terrorism which is always (in the USA and Europe) going to be a totally fringe ideology. It was refreshing to read that in your work.
I agree, too, with your insistence on seeing this kind of terrorism as belonging to our societies and – in some sense – ‘of us’. It is political, of course – but it also reflects wider social trends. So there’s much here to discuss further – but for now I just wanted to acknowledge briefly how glad I am that your work is now on my radar.”
The New Terrorism of Right-Wing Single Actors
Authors: Hartleb, Florian