ISIS and the left's Vulgar Marxism problem

The culture, beliefs, and worldview of ISIS matter — a lot

ISIS militants
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What is ISIS? What do its members want? What makes them tick?

These sound like basic questions. But it turns out that surprisingly few people have been trying to answer them — including, very scarily, within the U.S. government. And the White House's inability to understand ISIS and its ideology has severely hobbled the West's efforts to fight ISIS.

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