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Published on: June 5, 2014
Culture Wars
The Menace of Menace

Boko Haram’s horrors are no more attributable to Islam than they are to the perpetrators’ identities as Nigerians or Africans. They instead have everything to do with what happens when societies don’t put the brakes on men—or menace.

Anna Simons is a professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School and co-author of The Sovereignty Solution: A Commonsense Approach to Global Security. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not reflect those of the U.S. Navy, Department of Defense, or any office of the U.S. government.
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