[ by Charles Cameron — on juxtaposition as a force-multiplier in the war of ideas ]
Two potent examples of what I term DoubleQuotes in the Wild:
‘Call of Jihad’: ISIS Turns to Video Games, Hollywood to Reach Recruits https://t.co/gYSjUceJBj pic.twitter.com/YVDDxkbLft
— Defense One (@DefenseOne) December 25, 2015
DefenseOne‘s ‘Call of Jihad’: ISIS Turns to Video Games, Hollywood to Reach Recruits is worth reading as a side-bar to Thomas Hegghammer‘s highly significant (and contested) Wilkinson Memorial Lecture, Why Terrorists Weep: The Socio-Cultural Practices of Jihadi Militants.
As Saudi Arabia threatens to sue anyone who Tweets this, my message is: See you in court. https://t.co/9Jg5BOb913 pic.twitter.com/Pj5zU79TqJ
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) November 29, 2015
There’s a glib phrase about a picture being worth a thousand words, which given the quality of writing these days on the web may not be saying much about pictures — my point here is that two pictures can be worth a whole lot more than (twice) one — and the same goes for appositely juxtaposed verbal quotes.
Apposite juxtaposition, IOW, is a force-multiplier in the war of ideas.