The Jordan Harbinger Show

710: Sebastian Junger | How War and Crisis Create a Tribe

Sebastian Junger (@sebastianjunger) is a journalist, filmmaker, and bestselling author of The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea. He joins us to discuss his book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging and what he's learned by covering war for the past 20 years. [Note: This is a previously broadcast episode from the vault that we felt deserved a fresh pass through your earholes!] 

What We Discuss with Sebastian Junger:

  • Why do some people get addicted to war and recall times of crisis with fondness?
  • Does an affluent society free of hardship and danger deprive its citizens of an intrinsic need to be useful?
  • Are war journalists armed, and do they contribute to group defense in the field?
  • What happens when someone who's been through war comes home, and why is it often so difficult for them to reintegrate into society?
  • Why is there a phrase for "going native" but not "going civilized?"
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/710

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