Jason Arment

An Understanding of ISIS

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Jason Arment explains that if we want a full understanding of ISIS, we must examine its roots. Everyone sees Frankenstein but dismisses the mad doctor who reanimated him.   I’m not surprised that the Western world is having trouble understanding ISIS—or is it ISIL, or Daesh? Much like its name, its motivations and intentions all depend on who you talk ... Read the full article
Jason Arment

Jason Arment served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Machine Gunner in the USMC. He's earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Chautauqua, Hippocampus, The Burrow Press Review, Dirty Chai, and War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities; anthologized in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors Volume 2 & 4; and is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, The Florida Review, and Phoebe. Jason lives in Denver.