One of the challenges of getting warring groups to reconcile is the deep sense of victimhood each side can feel. Because one group can point out atrocities committed by the other, and vice versa, a vicious cycle develops that perpetuates violence. It’s one of the most enduring features of conflict. Read more
Category Archives: Sociology
Featured Image: ”Contemplation of Justice,” sculpture at the U.S. Supreme Court Building. Read more
Featured Image: Cambodians protest election irregularities. Credit: Heng Reaksmey, Voice of America.
Would you vote in an election if you believed your side will handily win? Would you join a social movement if it probably won’t take hold? What would make the difference? Read more
One might think it’s because of America’s individualistic, make-it-your-own-way values. But the difference may actually stem from the way our institutions are set up. Read more