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Robert Wright

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Contributing editor, The New Republic, Time magazine, and Slate; Author, Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny.

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PULLING OUT THE ROOTS: The Roots of Terrorism

with Paul Wilkinson, Robert Wrightvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, November 11, 2002

What are the root causes of terrorism and how should we respond to them? If the discontent and hatred that breed terrorism spring from economic, political, and cultural grievances, should we address those grievances? Or does acknowledgment of these types of causes of terrorism lend a dangerous legitimacy to terrorists themselves?