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Wars of Ideas and the War of Ideas

  title={Wars of Ideas and the War of Ideas},
  author={A. Echevarria},
Abstract : Despite widespread emphasis on the importance of winning "the" war of ideas in recent strategic literature, one finds few analytical studies of wars of ideas as such. With that in mind, this monograph offers a brief examination of four common types of wars of ideas, and uses that as a basis for analyzing how the United States and its allies and strategic partners might proceed in the current war of ideas. Simply put, a war of ideas is a clash of visions, concepts, and images, and… 
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  • A. Nestoras
  • Computer Science
    2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data)
  • 2018
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