Jessica Stern is perhaps best known for her work interviewing terrorists about their motivations, research that culminated in the acclaimed book Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill. She’s now written a very different book called Denial: A Memoir of Terror. It is a deeply personal account of the childhood traumas that have shaped her life and work.
Affad is a reporter for Illume Magazine. He worked as a civil rights advocate six years and was actively involved in social justices causes in California.
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