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Show More Talking to the Enemy: Violent Extremism, Sacred Values and What It Means to Be Human by Scott Atran.
Allen Lane, 558 pp., £25, November 2010, 978 1 84614 412 7Show More
“... Scott Atran’s book about jihad and the wilder fringes of Islam is ambitious, noisy, scuffed at the edges. The Maghreb, Palestine, Syria, Kashmir, Indonesia: Atran has been there, brought home the findings and done his best to explain what turns people into suicide bombers and jihadis in Muslim countries, where mostly they are tiny slivers of the population, and non-Muslim countries, where they are rarer still ...”