Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bin Laden’s Successful Asymmetrical Warfare Game Plan

Asymmetrical warfare is a strategic means for a very weak enemy to inflict harm on a very powerful enemy. It uses unconventional means to achieve its objective, and of course these means can be deeply evil, as we have seen. … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict Processes, Middle East Conflict, Types of conflict, US Political Conflict, Ways to handle conflict | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Jonathan Haidt on the Increasing Polarization of American Politics

Posted by Jonathan Haidt in Civility, Politics, Videos Here is my most complete talk on the causes of America’s rising political polarization and dysfunction. It’s more pessimistic than my prior talks. I was invited to speak in November at the … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict Processes, Uncategorized, US Political Conflict | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Duck God or Rabbit God? Good Cause for War?

I liked this cartoon which seems to apply to much religious fundamentalism, especially in the light of religious scholar Karen Armstrong insights, who thinks that at the core of all major religions is the injunction of the Golden Rule to … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict Humor, Conflict Processes, Neuro-science of conflict, Philosophy of Conflict, Religious Conflict | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

It’s the Poor Who Get the Blame

I loved this satire from Bill Milner on conservative views of the 2008 Financial Crash:  “Poor people desiring decent housing have such power and influence over the US government, that they were the primary cause of the global economic crash. … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict Humor, Economic Conflict, Uncategorized, US Political Conflict, Ways to handle conflict | Tagged , | 2 Comments