Sebastian Junger

Interviewer Joe Klein

Sebastian Junger, 
author of War and The Perfect Storm takes readers on an investigation of how we overcome trauma and seek something bigger than ourselves. Combining history, psychology, and anthropology Tribe explores loyalty, belonging, and the human quest for meaning, focusing on the irony that – for many veterans, as well as civilians- war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters can be remembered fondly for the strength we show when we come together.

Joe Klein is TIME’s political columnist and author of seven books, most recently Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes who Brought their Mission Home. His weekly TIME column, “In the Arena,” covers national and international affairs.