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Contemporary Ideological Drivers of Violent Extremism: The Great Replacement Theory


At any given time, a violent extremism movement will advance justifications for criminal violence based on combinations of old and new ideas. This lecture focuses on explaining an important contemporary variation of a white supremacist justification for violence, referred to as the Great Replacement Theory.

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