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Talking to the Enemy
Author: Scott Atran

ISBN: 9780241951767
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 3 November 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5
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'Passionate, incisive . . . we have all got it wrong, especially when it comes to suicide terrorism . . . this book tells us that we are not winning and why'
Sunday Times

'Deeply researched, wide ranging, and very timely'
Noam Chomsky

This book is a provocative exploration of one of the most contentious questions of our times: what drives someone to take their own life and others' through terrorism? Anthropologist Scott Atran, who has spent years talking to extremists from Afghanistan to Indonesia, gives a unique insight into the minds of radicalized people, and ranges across human history to show what makes us believe so strongly that we will kill.

'Atran deploys his formidable knowledge to dissect the various dynamics that have helped form human individuals into groups, warbands, hunting parties or armies over millennia' Jason Burke

'An important book, by turns fascinating, dense, scientific, debatable, illuminating'
David Aaronovitch

'A call to observe and understand. It's one that should be heard far...

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