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Moderate Republicanism: What Would Ike Do? Top Ten Conflict Tips

So many of my friends here who were life long Republican voters, switched in 2008 for one reason: Sarah Palin who caused many of them not only to vote for Obama but actively campaign for him on the basis that … Continue reading

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Steven Pinker (1954-): The Better Angels of Our Nature: Conflict Book Review

This massive book by the Canadian academic Steven Pinker, is so full of the most extraordinary data and insights that I think it is probably one of the best, most interesting  books I have ever read. It certainly met the … Continue reading

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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) on the Causes of Conflict

I have come to think that it is time Thomas Hobbes is retrieved from conservatism and made more generally available as the first philosopher whose main aim was the preservation of peace. I found this interesting: ‘So that in the … Continue reading

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