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Daredevil vs. Arrow: A Qualitative Analysis
Here's a handy chart evaluating the differences between Daredevil and Arrow. Because I know you needed one.
Hero’s desire to save city
Frequency of explicit expression of
desire to save city
Ratio of specific motivation to
hero’s desire to save city
Entertainment value of fights
(believability divided by length)
Hero believably hampered by
reasonable number of injuries
Hero requires time to recover from
Credibility that stipulated training
could produce stipulated fighting skill
Believability of characters
Characters have reasonable reactions
to ridiculous situations
Characters consume alcohol in
quantities proportional to their problems
Likelihood dead character will stay
Emotional impact of major deaths
Secrecy of secret identities
Reasonableness of reaction to finding
out secret identity
Villain claims to have a plan
Villain actually has a plan
Villain’s plan seems like it’s going
great up until the very end
Villains act like whiny, neurotic babies
Villains look like giant, violent
Faithfulness to corpus of decades of
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Jihad Joe is the first comprehensive history of the American jihadist movement, tracking the phenomenon from the 1970s to the present. The book has been praised in reviews by the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, the Washington Times, Redstate.com, Library Journal and more. It is available in hardcover eveywhere books are sold, as well as Kindle, Nook and Google ebook editions.
ISIS: THE STATE
OF TERROR Jessica
Stern and J.M. Berger co-author the new book, "ISIS:
The State of Terror," from Ecco, an imprint of
HarperCollins. The book, on sale now, examines the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, its
potential fall, how it is transforming the nature of extremist
movements, and how we should evaluate the threat it presents.
Jessica Stern is a
Harvard lecturer on terrorism and the author of the seminal text
Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill. J.M.
Berger is author of the definitive book on American jihadists,
Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, a
frequent contributor to Foreign Policy and a non-resident fellow
with the Brookings Institution, Project on U.S.
Relations with the Islamic World.
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For NPR's On the Media, J.M. Berger dissected problems with the coverage of Inspire Magazine.
J.M. Berger discussed the Boston Marathon bombing with BBC television and radio, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Berger also wrote about the attack for Foreign Policy and spoke with reporters from The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, the Christian Science Monitor, Radio Australia, AFP and many others.
J.M. Berger discussed the State Department's counterterrorism initiatives on social media with the Associated Press.
The Associated Press spoke with J.M. Berger about the recent reward offered for the arrest of American jihadi Omar Hammami
Wired covered a story first broken on INTELWIRE about American Al Shabab member Omar Hammami denying he wrote the jihadist raps attributed to him. "The raps were pretty terrible," J.M. Berger told Wired. "If he's not responsible for even one, that's a black mark erased from his record."
J.M. Berger was quoted in a Buzzfeed story on the Christopher Dorner case.
Berger was quoted in several recent stories on terrorist use of the Internet, including the suspension of Al Shabab's Twitter account. Associated Press, LA Times, Al Jazeera, Washington Times, Toronto Star.
CNN's Starting Point (above) and invited J.M. Berger to reveal new details about Wisconsin white supremacist shooter Wade Page and his recent encounters with law enforcement sources investigating domestic terrorism.
Out Front with Erin Burnett
Berger was quoted in stories on on Wade Page, the white supremacist who opened fire on a Sikh religious assembly in Oak Creek, Wisc., by the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN and more.
New America Foundation panel, "Infiltration and Surveillance: Countering Homegrown Terrorism," with J.M. Berger and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman.
J.M. Berger was named one of Foreign Policy's Twitterati 100, "the 100 Twitter feeds you need to follow to make sense of" global turmoil and conflict.
In an exclusive report for Foreign Policy, J.M. Berger reveals the reason that Somalia's Al Shabab wants to kill American jihadist Omar Hammami.
J.M. Berger's investigative piece Patriot Games: How the FBI spent a decade hunting white supremacists and missed Timothy McVeigh was named a long-form journalism pick of the week from Longform.com.
INTELWIRE and J.M. Berger were quoted in a New York Times story on the latest Al Qaeda terror scare.
Homegrown violent extremism (HVE and CVE)
Terrorist and extremist use of the Internet
Lone wolf and loosely networked terrorism
American jihadists including Anwar Awlaki
History of jihadist terrorism in the U.S.
History of right-wing extremism in the U.S.
Al Qaeda infiltration and targeting of U.S. military
Early Al Qaeda history and structure
Terrorist tactics and financing
Jihadist activity during Bosnian civil war
Document research and FOIA
New York Times: "a timely warning from an expert who has not lost his perspective"
Washington Times: "How these American jihadists became radicalized, recruited and trained... constitute the core of Mr. Berger's important book."
Zenpundit: "Berger neither condemns nor excuses: he sees, he asks, he researches, he reports. ... a book to read... a book to admire."
Redstate.com: "well-researched and incredibly accessibly presented history of American involvement in violent jihad."
Publisher's Weekly: "lifts the veil on the phenomenon of American jihadists..."
Library Journal: "an easy read... the better choice for those seeking ... objective [journalism]."
Buy "Jihad Joe" now!