Talking to the Enemy

Violent Extremism, Sacred Values, and What it Means to Be Human

Scott Atran

  • Penguin
  • Published 3rd November 2011
  • 576 Pages
  • 129mm x 198mm x 25mm
  • 394g
Scott Atran has spent years talking to terrorists - from Gaza and Afghanistan, to Indonesia and Europe. Here he argues persuasively that to understand religious violence we need to consider terrorists' close relationships, with family and friends, as much as the causes they espouse. He delivers a fascinating journey into the mindsets of radicalised people in the twenty-first century, and deep insights into the history of all religions.