Sebastian Junger on “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging”

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Guest: Sebastian Junger

In his new book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, journalist and documentary filmmaker SEBASTIAN JUNGER explores the important and protective role that  tight-knit communities play for soldiers during their deployment and how the absence of tribal life effects them when they return home. Junger argues that our increasingly divided society harms veterans’ health and may explain the high rates of PTSD among service members.  Junger has covered a number of combat zones and has made a series of documentaries following a U.S. platoon in Afghanistan, the first directed with his late friend Tim Hetherington is “Restrepo.”  He also wrote The Perfect Storm.  He talks with guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan this hour about the human impulse for tribalism.

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