Weapons of Mass Persuasion
Strategic Communication to Combat Violent Extremism
H.L. Goodall, Jr.
Winner of the 2009 Distinguished Award for a Scholarly Edited Book, Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association
"Mandatory reading for all who conduct public diplomacy, those who study it, and those who feel its pervasive effects."
- John Arquilla,
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
You may wonder, as we three editors of this volume often do, how otherwise ordinary American academics from the Communication field got involved in the so-labeled “Global War on Terror?” What caused us to move from the safety and relative security of our university-sculpted tenured lives into the ongoing conversations about combating ideological support for terrorism, the role of communication in public diplomacy, and other questions about this new “rugged terrain” of fear, danger, lies, death, and loathing? Here is the short version of what happened.
Consortium for Strategic Communication