Globalization and Social Disorder

Stephen T. Boggs
Globalization and Social Disorder

Like some ancient god devouring his subjects the modern world economy makes people into devoted consumers everywhere it penetrates and in so doing dissolves the bonds that have made societies viable in the past. Manufacture and trade shift continually from one country and region to another, dispossessing people from the land and sending them to cities in search of opportunities that cease to exist within a single generation. Reviewing what is known about suicide bombers the book evaluates the hypothesis that the resulting moral and psychological crisis causes some individuals to engage in violent attacks upon imagined enemies.

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