J.M. Berger

Independent Journalist


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By J.M. Berger

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11/11/15Is ISIS Really Winning a War of Ideas Against the United States?theatlantic.com
“The United States is engaged in a war of ideas—and it’s losing.” This refrain feels modern, but it has echoed through most of American history. The argument that the U.S. is losing a war of ideas or narratives to ISIS is only the latest iteration. As Scott Atran recently wrote at The Daily Beast, the various military campaigns against the Islamic State obscure “a central and potentially determining fact about the fight”—namely that it “is, fundamentally, a war of ideas that the West has virtually no idea how to wage, an...