Ideological Necrophilia” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS alum Yovani E. Chavez, (Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism course 14-1) for Security Nexus. This paper cites how the refusal of new ideas, evolution or change may be considered to be a form of “ideological” necrophilia, an atypical fixation for dead ideas, and includes several examples.

For those who suffer from ideological necrophilia, it is always easy to find reasons to ridicule, criticize, or reject when something is new and revolutionary.  Ideological necrophilia is a devastating condition that can affect people, organizations, companies and nations. It can manifest symptoms of blindness by success, need to eliminate any prophet, fear of change, and rationalization in order to love, refurbish, and justify the application of dead ideas, dogmas and theories.

Yovani E. Chavez R., is a Doctor in Business Administration, Major of Panama Air Naval Service. The views expressed in this article are the author’s alone, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the DKI APCSS or the United States Government.

Security Nexus is a peer-reviewed, online journal published by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.