Understanding Extremism and Fundamentalisms
As a result of the tragic events in Paris our hearts extend to all those who have suffered from this senseless act. Whilst many will no doubt extend their expertise to the wise on social media it is more helpful to try and understand the mind of extremism and fundamentalism as a way of being constructive in response. Whilst we reflect in hindsight on the senselessness of terror and extremism it is helpful not to traverse the simplistic avenue of meaningless name calling and couch-side reflection. Rather, if we better understand the nature of fundamentalist ideology and the quest for absolutes, the better we might support and empathise with others. In the interests of understanding the fundamentalist quest Dr Long has offered a free download of Chapter 6 of his book For the Love of Zero.