Monthly Archives: September 2011

Our Spanish Readers have Been Translating Us

Thanks to our readers in Spain for translating some of the blog into Spanish: Archivos de la categoría: Tipos de conflicto Todos los diversos tipos de conflictos: personales, familiares, etc militar, el trabajo Stuff White People Like: negar el cambio climático … Continue reading

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Conflict Humor: Modern Russian Joke

‘Marx lied about communism, but told the truth about capitalism’ Or as they say: ‘Маркс лгал о коммунизме, но сказал правду о капитализме’ Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate cemetery North London, UK: Find out whether Obama is a Marxist 🙂 … Continue reading

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Understanding Our Parents Just a Little Better: Mistaken Identity

I came across this poem on 3 Quarks Daily and thought it was very relevant to the idea of getting inside the head of those we have been in conflict with, perhaps in this case a mother. I also liked … Continue reading

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On Stalin’s Crimes

I was reading some crazy Holocaust denier in the UK Daily Telegraph comment column the other day and debating whether to join the fray in the comment column. His ranting raised an interesting question for me: if you lost loved … Continue reading

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On the Difficulty of Pure Neutrality in Conflict Handling

Our long term correspondent Victor, suggested that on an issue I posted on last year, I did not maintain appropriate neutrality. I think he was quite right, but it is not my intention to be neutral in conflict. As a … Continue reading

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Less Wrong

Great website I just discovered called Less Wrong and dedicated to refining the art of human rationality at: http://lesswrong.com/promoted/      

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Happy Petrov Day to All Our Readers and Thanks to You Stanislav!

Today is Petrov Day named in honor of Colonel Stanislav Petrov of the Soviet nuclear missile forces, who on September 26th. 1983 prevented nuclear war by refusing to believe what proved to be false radar images of a US nuclear … Continue reading

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