Why can't we all just get along!?
January 12, 2014 6:38 AM Subscribe
I'd like to read some different perspectives on war and violent mentality of certain groups.
posted by floweredfish to Society & Culture (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I typically hate reading about history and warfare but for whatever reason have been on a complete reading binge about the Russian Caucasus areas (which honestly has me worried about the impending Olympic Games but that's a different topic).
In particular, I'm trying to wrap my head around WHY extremely violent groups are the way that they are. What exactly is the psychology behind it? I do understand that oftentimes it can be a combination of political and religious clashing, but still, why is this and why does it have to be like this? I've been reading about the convoluted situations from which the present day environment has come about; I'm more so wondering WHY this is from the thinking of those groups, if that makes any sense?
What would it be like in present day to visit Chechnya, Dagestan, and Ingushetia, if I were to put myself in the shoes of a person traveling to those regions? What would some of the day to day threats be? Are there any articles or blogs that would explain this?