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Praise for The Myth of Martyrdom ...


"A lively, insightful, and evidence-based analysis of the most disruptive phenomenon in world affairs today"

—Steven Pinker, Harvard University

“A critically important contribution to the literature and, one hopes, to our counter-terrorism”

Jessica Stern, author of Terror in the Name of God

“Lankford presents compelling, well-synthesized evidence for his case”

Nature

“The book is fascinating...a valuable contribution to America’s quest to stop mass killings”

Financial Times

“Lankford draws clear distinctions between true heroism and its pretenders”

Scientific American Mind