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Terrorism Is Not as Simple as They Say

Oversimplification is never healthy. It is an increase of ignorance masquerading as insight, and choices made based on oversimplification often ramify in ways directly counter to the oversimplifier's desire.

Perhaps no act in today's world is subject to more oversimplification than terrorism. Terroristic acts are designed to elicit a strong emotional response, and as such, people tend to eschew careful consideration in favor of reflexive reaction—which, ironically, often does more to perpetuate conditions that foment further terrorism.

As has become customary, the November 13 ISIL assault on multiple sites in Paris elicited the kind…

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