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    Nietzsche and terrorism

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    Friedrich Nietzsche stated that, "He who fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. When you gaze long into the Abyss, the Abyss also gazes into you." (p. 109).*

    1. What do you think Nietzsche meant by this quote?

    2. How does this relate to the psychology of terrorism?

    3. What factors do you think need to be present for someone to become a terrorist?

    Faber, M. and Holub, R.C. (2013). Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond good and evil. NY: Tribeca.

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    1. I believe that Nietzsche meant that we need to be careful of the way we view the world and also who we become in this world. If we base on values on a world view without questioning it, then it may impact the way the world shapes us as we grow. The first part about monsters means that if we fight what we feel is injustice, we have to be careful that we understand the issues or we may end up just as unjust as the people we are fighting or ...

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    The connection between Nietzsche quotes and terrorism. The statement "He who fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. When you gaze long into the Abyss, the Abyss also gazes into you." (p. 109).* is analyzed.

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