Category Archives: Conflict History

Conflict in practices: lessons from world history

US Border Refugee Crisis

On the refugee crisis on the US southern border some causal data. 1) The US has been de-stabilizing Central America for 150 years with military and other interventions and Guatemala is the latest case 2) Climate change, for which the … Continue reading

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The Real Adam Smith: Jesse Norman

A fine article from the UK Financial Times by Conservative MP Jesse Norman: Capitalism In search of the real Adam Smith How would the father of modern economics reform 21st-century capitalism? Jesse Norman “Capitalism in flames, populism and nationalism on … Continue reading

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The Medium is the Message: Historical Impact of New Technologies

New media are usually haled as a major step in the spreading of enlightenment and knowledge. However: In 1487 two Dominican Friars Heinrich Kramer and Jakob Sprenger published “Malleus Malificarum”, (Hammer of the Witches) the definitive treatise on why someone … Continue reading

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Conflict Book Review: Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War it Starts: Harlan Ullman

Good book review of an interesting book: in today’s UK Financial Times: The man who coined the ‘shock and awe’ strategy explains the US military’s dismal record.  Washington thought Vietnam would be the next communist domino to fall. People who … Continue reading

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Russia, America and the Contest of Sick Systems: Gideon Rachman

A stellar article in today’s UK Financial Times by Gideon Rachman: the Last Man Standing Theory: Internal resilience, not external strength, will determine the century’s power struggles. What was Vladimir Putin thinking? Viewed from the west, the Russian president’s decision … Continue reading

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The US Has Reached the Last Stage Before Collapse: Corrupt Decadence by James Traub

  Brilliant Article from James Traub in today’s Business Insider which I print in full: essential reading and also, as well as an indictment of corrupt conservatism, an equal indictment of  the lack of new rejuvenating ideas for reform from … Continue reading

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“The Doomsday Machine” by Daniel Ellsberg

Well the bad news: I just finished probably the most disturbing book I have ever read: Daniel Ellsberg’s “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear Planner”. It’s main findings: (My own from his: we are lucky still to be here … Continue reading

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