Atran on the importance of values and spiritual strength in the 'will to fight'

September 3, 2021 Science

"By failing to recognize limits on the ability to impose on other cultures values that have taken many years to attain gradually in its own culture, the United States and its partners will continue the unsound habit of approaching problems by building up the wrong kinds of allies and armies—weakly modeled in America's image but devoid of the spirit that can only arise from one's own values and cultures," wrote Scott Atran in his editorial "The Will to Fight" in Science.

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