When Does Political Anger Turn to Violence? - NYTimes.com
...And in groups organized around a cause, it’s the most extreme members who rise quickest, researchers have found. Among vegetarians, vegans are accorded high status; among church members, the most devout often take leadership positions.
“If the source of a group’s identity is some grievance, then clearly this is a recipe for elevating whoever can express the most anger” over the issue, Dr. Thompson said....
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