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Jihadism and far-right fanaticism viewed as responses to the same malaise - Versions of nihilism
"What makes these ideologies appealing is not their content but the strong collective identity they offer."

@SamHarrisOrg I think you should have @scottatran on your .

Lot's of and references: Michael Shermer: The Long Arc of Moral Progress - The Long Now

I think he should pay more attention to

Looking for the roots of terrorism : "France has about 7.5% Muslims and [they make] up to 60–75% of the prison population. It’s a very similar situation to black youth in the United States."