Former CIA Operative Reveals 3 Roots of Terrorism: Wages, Liberty, Language | Amaryllis Fox

Former CIA Operative Reveals 3 Roots of Terrorism: Wages, Liberty, Language | Amaryllis Fox

New videos DAILY:
Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos:


Smarter Faster™
Big Think is the leading source of expert-driven, actionable, educational content — with thousands of videos, featuring experts ranging from Bill Clinton to Bill Nye, we help you get smarter, faster. S​ubscribe to learn from top minds like these daily. Get actionable lessons from the world’s greatest thinkers & doers. Our experts are either disrupting or leading their respective fields. ​We aim to help you explore the big ideas and core skills that define knowledge in the 21st century, so you can apply them to the questions and challenges in your own life.

Other Frequent contributors include Michio Kaku & Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Michio Kaku Playlist:
Bill Nye Playlist:
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Playlist:

Read more at for a multitude of articles just as informative and satisfying as our videos. New articles posted daily on a range of intellectual topics.

Join Big Think Edge, to gain access to a world-class learning platform focused on building the soft skills essential to 21st century success. It features insight from many of the most celebrated and intelligent individuals in the world today. Topics on the platform are focused on: emotional intelligence, digital fluency, health and wellness, critical thinking, creativity, communication, career development, lifelong learning, management, problem solving & self-motivation.


If you’re interested in licensing this or any other Big Think clip for commercial or private use, contact our licensing partner, Executive Interviews:
Follow Big Think here:

✉ E-mail:


  1. Just wait until a terrorist nukes a major city. Then you will realize terrorism does pose a very serious problem. Radical Islamic Fundamentalism (1) suppresses people, (2) seeks to establish a worldwide Sharia compliant Islamic Caliphate, and (3) supports terrorism through financing and recruitment. The Fundamentalism causes the Terrorism.

  2. Wow I guess she's right, Help people then they aren't disgruntled and don't become terrorists. But does that work with Religious People? Extremists have that name for a reason

  3. Liberal bullshit she joined the CIA as a LIB and know markets the fact that she was in the CIA there are different levels of the clandestine services not everyone is trained in combat tactics and weapons she can come to my house anytime and show me how to disassemble an M4 or Glock blindfolded if she knows how. Glad she’s not in the cia anymore we don’t need another lefty deep state lib like Brennan that wants to take down the president.

  4. She doesn't mention the uncalculated "Emotional Investment" of a billion Muslims in their psychotic, caveman worldview. In the end, Muslims can not be redeemed, much less trusted. Their entire lives are built upon a solitary lie, from which multiple levels of psychopathy have evolved. The dysfunctional mentality of Islam is ubiquitous, reaching every synapse of a Muslim's mind.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here