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    Why So Many Extremists Are Engineers

    You know what they say about idle hands. New research suggests radical jihadists are far more likely than others to have some measure of higher education — particularly in engineering — and it’s especially true in countries with stagnant economies where frustrated graduates struggle to find work. As experts analyze newly leaked data on 22,000 ISIS recruits — including applicants — we may get a lesson in how overproducing graduates and letting them strive for an elusive place in society can lead to a career trying to destroy it.

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