wasn’t sure where to put this so I’ll give it its own little thread
this was QTed by Monbiot
in the context of this;
which I’ve always thought is a really fascinating subject since reading a big and very detailed article some years ago in the states where they broke it down to block by block detail (though I can’t remember which magazine it was)
Anyway, I wonder if anyone had any thoughts about this & more generally about how an environmental approach to ‘antisocial behavour’ might prove a fruitful avenue. I mean, we hear all this good vs evil bullshit and there and many hotly debated ‘cause & effect’ arguments around crime & terrorism but basic biochemistry & mental vulnerability must surely play just a big a part/are part of the axis of socialised radicalisation.
I am also reminded of a discussion after the Manchester attack about whether suicide bombing might be more productively tackled through the lens of dealing with suicide rather than (or alongside) traditional anti-terror tactics
It also occurs to me that the very strong split between the hardline authoritarian, give-em-a smack, baby boomers and the younger generation’s more compelling ‘spread peace & love’ message might have something to do with childhood lead exposure (!) rather than what the olds would dismiss as naivety
seems like a weird one but the research looks compelling
What do you think ?