The power of delusion
As the number of fighters heading to Syria to join ISIS continues to grow, John Chisholm explores the group’s allure and asks whether their success is a sign that liberal democracy is failing
What is it that makes people in liberal democracies want to move to become part of ISIS? What is so wrong with liberal democracy that schoolchildren and entire families will leave everything behind and move to an Islamic theocracy renowned for its brutality? What, in short, is going wrong?
One big pull for young men is clearly the ability to fight, and be rewarded for . . .