Jihad of Symbolism

The escalating extremism of terrorism and democratic militarism. Extract from a larger work in progress: Age of Abstraction: Perils and Possibilities of our Time

The jihad of symbolism versus freedom and democracy is a perilous conflict. Perhaps the reason why the current conflict is so serious is that in the age of abstraction each mode of power has the capacity to escalate the targets and ambitions of the other without resolution...

Age of Abstraction: Perils & Possibilities of our Time