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Doctors on Suicide Bombing Missions? Not as Strange as It Seems.

So much for the Hippocratic Oath. The latest terror attacks in the United Kingdom were apparently carried out by doctors.

The specifics of the case are admittedly bizarre, but the general principle that acts of terror are often committed by individuals with high levels of education is not at all unusual, a fact I learned from economist Alan Krueger‘s excellent new book What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism, due to be published next month.

I’ll write more about Krueger’s book when it is closer to the publication date.