Live Chat: Turning Pitchforks into Ploughshares

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War can seem like humanity’s constant companion. But there may be ways to lessen the desire for revenge and help people put down their arms. A surprising new study describes how a Papua New Guinea tribe known for warfare has found ways to keep the peace. What do tribes like this have to tell us about violence in other societies? Are we destined to fight, or can we really turn warriors into peacemakers?

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