Daniel Byman is a professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at Brookings. He is a widely published and nationally recognized expert on terrorism. Byman was a US government analyst and a staff member on the 9/11 Commission, among other positions. His most recent books include A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism; Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement and Road Warriors: Foreign Fighters in the Armies of Jihad.
Daniel Byman is among the preeminent scholars of terrorism and counterterrorism of our time-and in this book, he turns his lens on white supremacists, offering a detailed and sophisticated look at their history, ideas, tactics, use of social media, and international dimensions. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the greatest current terrorism threat facing the United States and the best ways to combat the danger. * Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings and Editor-in-chief of lawfare * Daniel Byman's Spreading Hate takes a deep dive into transnational white supremacy, what is driving it, and how it differs from other terrorist movements. Even better, Byman gives us a counterterrorism road map for addressing this threat, which has too long been ignored. A must-read for anyone concerned about metastasizing white supremacy and what can be done to stop it * Heidi Beirich, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism and former Director of the Intelligence Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center * Daniel Byman brings unparalleled counterterrorism insight and expertise to this superb new treatment of modern white power terrorism. Spreading Hate identifies specific factors that have contributed to the recent surge of white supremacist terrorism, at home and abroad. For both the general reader and the scholar practitioner, you will not find a more measured and more thoughtful treatment of this complex set of issues. Read it for the analysis of how we got to this terrible place, but take special note in the latter chapters where Byman tells us what can be done to respond to these disturbing trends. * Nicholas Rasmussen, , Executive Director of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) *