Category Archives: Conflict History

Conflict in practices: lessons from world history

Aristotle on Inequality

“The best constitution is one controlled by a numerous middle class which stands between the rich and the poor. For those who possess the goods of fortune in moderation find it “easiest to obey the rule of reason” (Politics IV.11.1295b4–6). … Continue reading

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Albert Camus Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Time again for this 1957 speech: Especially this: “Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from … Continue reading

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Some Good News

Some good news: insecticide treated mosquito nets distributed for free by aid programs saved 450 million lives from Malaria in the period 2000-15 according to Nature as cited in “Good Economics for Hard Times by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo”: … Continue reading

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Unsettling Precedents for Today’s World: Martin Wolf

Deep piece from Martin Wolf in the Financial Times. I doubt the Dems get this any better than the GOP, sadly: “Unsettling precedents for today’s world Events evoke not the 1930s but the period before the first world war MARTIN … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman: Stupidity Becomes Wickedness

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Corbyn Tory Useful Idiot?

If, as seems likely, Corbyn goes down to disaster, on December 12th; then the next UK General Election, due in late 2024, will be one, in which the last time Labour won an election, without Tony Blair leading it, was … Continue reading

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OK Boomer

The Millennial-Baby Boomer conflict, while having, like all such conflict, much basis and justification in material reality and relative wealth. But is actually foundationally just another divide-and-rule tactic on the part of the Plutocracy, just like race, gender, religion, nationalism … Continue reading

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