Monthly Archives: November 2010

Wisdom Poem

From ‘Sonnet in Answer to a Question’: Upon this gifted age, in its dark hour Falls from the sky a meteoric shower Of facts…they lie unquestioned, uncombined Wisdom enough to leech us of our ill Is daily spun; but there … Continue reading

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Just Passed the 1000 hits already this month!

Well we seem to be doing pretty well. Thanks for all your interest in conflict!

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Climate Change Humor

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Conflict Resolution Strategy: Top Ten Reasons for Conflict Phobia in Your Personal Life

Why we might deny that we are in conflict and repress the very idea from many situations, focusing on the content of what is happening, rather than use any sort of process? Specifically, why are we so afraid of conflict? … Continue reading

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How Do US Presidents Grade on their Conflict Handling?

Well I guess it might be hard to do this very analytically, but here goes my best shot at assessing how successive US Presidents since 1933 have handled foreign policy, war and conflict: Franklin Roosevelt 1933-1945:  straight A: handled World … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution Strategy: Neuroscience’s Top Ten Conflict Tips

This blog is very much based on emerging neuroscience and how it affects what we understand about the brain in conflict. The Top Ten Conflict Insights I think we can derive from current neuroscience are: We generally use our automatic … Continue reading

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Top Ten Things the US Could Do to Restore Itself

With all the gloom and doom about America’s prospects, I thought it might be good to suggest some radical thinking (not really, only we have become so bogged down) to make change happen. It is posited on the idea that … Continue reading

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China versus the USA

Our correspondent Victor has some interesting things to say on the US/China conflict in a comment he made on the Fate of Africa posting: China is building empire through cash and trade at this point. They are buying up resources … Continue reading

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Denying Reality

Tom Friedman nails the denial of reality rampant amongst a variety of politicians in Israel and the US Republican Party very effectively, as he often does, in his piece ‘I Believe I can Fly’ in today’s New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/opinion/14friedman.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=homepageContinue reading

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Rudyard Kipling Poem: Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia (The old name for Iraq) invaded by the British in: 1917 THEY shall not return to us, the resolute, the young, The eager and whole-hearted whom we gave: But the men who left them thriftily to die in their … Continue reading

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