Mind of a Terrorist

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When suicide bombers blow up crowded marketplaces, or a lone shooter attacks a nightclub, one question we’re always left with is why. What ideology or belief or loyalty would compel someone to do something so horrific? This hour, a look at the underlying psychology of political violence.

Mubin Shaikh
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One of the biggest misconceptions about extremists is that they're fundamentally different from everyone else. Self-described former...More

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11:11
Candle
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Psychologist Clark McCauley has studied terrorist groups and lone actor extremists for years, and he's discovered most are not inhumane...More

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11:52
Norwegian memorial
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In 2011, nearly 70 teenagers were shot and killed in Norway. The gunman was a white supremacist named Anders Breivik. Journalist Asne Seierstad spent years trying to figure out how someone could do something so evil. More

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10:59
Woman thinking
Dangerous Ideas

Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann's Dangerous Idea? To be better adjusted, change the way you think about thinking.More

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02:44
Mingyur Rinpoche
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Mingyur Rinpoche is a renowned Buddhist lama who's the founder and guiding teacher of the Tergar community, a network of meditation...More

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14:34
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