Well, not exactly, but Scott Atran's opinion piece in the NY Times surveys some of the demographic information on suicide bombers, and puts the torch to the notion that better jobs and birth control will stop people from blowing themselves up. His conclusion is still a bit We Are The World for my money, but maybe at this point we can retire the untrue Poverty-Breeds-Terror trope once and for all.
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