Lawrence Wright on jihadism

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The New Yorker has an article by Lawrence Wright on “The Master Plan” of the jihadists.

Although American and European intelligence communities are aware of the jihadi texts, the work of these ideologues often reads like a playbook that U.S. policymakers have been slavishly, if inadvertently, following. “The data don’t get to the top, because the decision-makers are not looking for that kind of information,” a policy analyst who works closely with the American intelligence community told me. “They think they know better.”

Intellectual arrogance is a disastrous path to follow, as the past five years have proven.

(Thanks to The Revealer for the tip.)

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