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A radical experiment in empathy

A radical experiment in empathy

Can two countries at war dare to empathize with one another? Step by methodical step, sociologist Sam Richards gives his audience an extraordinary challenge: to allow a group of (mainly) Americans to understand -- not approve of, but understand -- the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent. A powerful talk.

Richards uses this as an example to demonstrate the importance of empathy in the development of a sociological imagination. 

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