It seems that all too often, we consider those who are violent or otherwise anti-social to be “others.” An intriguing book indicates that the difference may in fact be smaller than we like to think. (thanks, R, for pointing this out)

Cass R. Sunstein’s review of Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century by Marc Sageman holds many details from the book and studies that have been conducted on small-group interactions and the amplification of the sense of outrage of group members. I was surprised by some of the details, others seemed rather familiar.

While I don’t have time to read the book right now, the review gives me a lot to think about.


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