August 28, 2014
This last week’s deeply contrasting stories of two New Englanders caught in the Middle East’s maelstrom of violence — the savage murder of James Foley and the joyous release from captivity of Peter Theo Curtis — point to a central question: Why do some hostages die while others are released?
Burns, Nicholas. "Why Do Some Hostages Die, and Some are Released?" Boston Globe, August 28, 2014.