Why Jerkiness Is Next to Godliness

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April 8 2012 10:05 AM

Eyal Press on Why Jerks Make Good Saints

Beautiful Souls, a new book by the journalist Eyal Press, is about people who take risks and resist social pressure to do the right thing. One of Press’s case studies is of a Serb who, during the Yugoslavian civil war, delivered Croats from Serbian captivity. It turns out this guy was a bit of jerk, and this fact helps explain his saintliness: 

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