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Why We Hate

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Drawing on research in psychology, neuroscience, sociology, and history, an investigation into the human capacity for hatred.

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Cognitive scientist Laurie Santos examines tribalism, asking why love for one group can inspire hate for other groups -- in politics, sports and even warfare -- and how tribal thinking shapes perceptions.
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Evolutionary anthropologist Brian Hare searches for the origins of hate in both the past and current day, exploring what causes humans to treat each other with cruelty and violence.
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Journalist Jelani Cobb investigates how hate tools like propaganda, dehumanization, the internet, and symbols can incite, amplify and spread hatred.