Daily Archives: October 3, 2011

Conflict Book Review: Simon Baron Cohen: The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

I met Simon Baron Cohen in Trinity College, Cambridge in 2004 as part of my exploration of the role of empathy (and lack of it or autism) in my field of conflict research. He is an extraordinary person to discuss … Continue reading

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Conflict Humour: Northern Ireland/aka the Six Counties

There is not much humorous about the religious conflict in the Six Counties/aka Northern Ireland, but I liked Quentin Crisp’s comment: “When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood … Continue reading

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Protectionism beckons as leaders push world into Depression

If you are not very worried about the state of the world economy, and its likely effect on you personally, you should be. And there is an article in today’s UK conservative Daily Telegraph that succinctly explains why, written by … Continue reading

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