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Modest Realism in Conflict: Top Ten Conflict Tips

Modern political discourse in the US seems to have become detached from reality in so many ways in the current 2016 Presidential Election campaign and before. So I thought it a good time to post one of our Top Ten … Continue reading

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Isaiah Berlin’s (1909-1997) Top Ten Conflict Tips

I thought it time to add one of our Top Ten Conflict Tips from the British Philosopher Isaiah Berlin Both liberty and equality are among the primary goals pursued by human beings throughout many centuries; but total liberty for wolves … Continue reading

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Being Right: Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997)

“Few things have done more harm than the belief on the part of individuals or groups (or tribes, or states or nations or churches) that he or she are in sole possession of the truth, especially about how to live, … Continue reading

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Philip Tetlock’s Top Ten Conflict Tips

I thought it would be fun to take Philip Tetlock’s lessons on accurate expert forecasting from his book ‘Expert Political Judgement’ that I have previously posted about and create another one of our Top Ten Conflict Tips, loosely around the … Continue reading

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Foxes, Hedgehogs and Forecasting: Philip Tetlock

I like the above diagram from Philip Tetlock’s great book on political forecasting ‘Expert Political Judgment’ which suggests ways we can improve, as well as the factors that damage, our ability to forecast political and other events. It is based … Continue reading

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The Hedgehog and the Fox: Isaiah Berlin and Philip Tetlock

When I first read Isaiah Berlin’s Essay ‘The Hedgehog and the Fox in about 1970 it started a process of ensuring I was not to become a hedgehog. Berlin argued that the fox-hedgehog distinction captured: ‘one of the deepest differences … Continue reading

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