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'Blood And Rage: A Cultural History Of Terrorism'

Michael Burleigh's new book begins with a pugnacity that critics have acclaimed as insightful and provocative — and occasionally, merely provocative.

"If you imagine that Osama bin Laden is going to evolve into Nelson Mandela, you need a psychiatrist, rather than a historian," he says.

Host Scott Simon talks with Burleigh, the author of Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism.

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