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Mismatch of mindsets

SOME years ago, in Afghanistan, the anthropologist Scott Atran asked a Taliban fighter what it would take to stop the fighting, because families on both sides were crying. The fighter replied: “Leave our country and the crying will stop…”

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This article first appeared in The Guardian on 24 September 2021. To continue reading, click here.