Revenge: Eye for an Eye, or Turn the Other Cheek?

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There-s been another deadly bombing in Israel. The militant Islamic organization Hamas has claimed revenge for Israel-s revenge on a man accused of masterminding other terrorist bombings, which he explained as revenge for Israel-s occupation of Palestinian territories. The endless escalating cycle of retaliation continues, as it has in the Balkans, Northern Ireland, South Africa and so many other places around the world. We hear more about today-s bombing, then talk about the history, psychology and the culture of revenge with a Washington Post reporter whose search for retribution took her on a remarkable healing adventure, an evolutionary biologist at Oxford University and the head of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict.
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