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Kurt Andersen and the writer Sebastian Junger talk about why our culture is drawn to the menace and beauty of natural disaster.

Junger wrote The Perfect Storm, the best-selling nonfiction book about a Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing crew lost in an extraordinary North Atlantic hurricane. His most recent book, Fire, is a collection of stories from various dangerous journalism assignments, ranging from battle in Afghanistan to fire fighting in the American northwest.

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