Sam Richards

A radical experiment in empathy

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Can two countries at war dare to empathize with one another? Step by methodical step, sociologist Sam Richards gives his audience an extraordinary challenge: to allow a group of (mainly) Americans to understand — not approve of, but understand — the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent. A powerful talk.

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Sam Richards · Sociologist

Sam Richards is a sociologist and teacher of the largest race relations course in the US. He argues that empathy is the core of sociology.

Sam Richards is a sociologist and teacher of the largest race relations course in the US. He argues that empathy is the core of sociology.