Jihadism: the last totalitarianism of the twentieth century

Le jihadisme. Le comprendre pour mieux le combattre [“Jihadism: Understanding it better to combat it better”] is a book intended for the general public written by three authors who attempt to provide Europeans with an understanding of the phenomenon of jihadism, which they examine from three perspectives: historical, sociological and legal. Philippe Migaux, an international security expert, provides an overview of the historical origins of jihadist ideology (which he defines as the last totalitarianism of the twentieth century) and of the new type of terrorism that it has engendered.