Nietzsche and terrorism

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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