Our Need to Love and Hate
The desire for friendship is fundamental to everyone. Yet, if human beings crave good relationships, they also need bad ones. People and nations seek out both allies and hate-figures, whether they are children at school or the Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo. By delving into what it is that makes us hate as well as what makes us love, Dorothy Rowe addresses fundamental issues of human behaviour, drawing upon her own prodigious wisdom and the work of neuroscientists and intelligence specialists to show not only what friendship is but how it may be learned as a skill.