I know that some people may disagree with me, particularly some of my friends, but I believe that to understand goodness, you also have to understand evil. We need to learn how people can perform evil acts. How do they come to believe that such failures of compassion are actually good, or are other motives driving them?
Journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy reports on one path to evil. She describes in detail how the Taliban turn children into suicide bombers.
HT to Andrew Sullivan.