Many of our conflicts and difficulties are the result of our tendency to create abstractions and then argue about them. Is justice more important than freedom? Is positive discrimination fair? Given the choice, should you betray your friend or you
This is an attempt to identify the key aspects of war. Almost everyone agrees that war is bad, something to be avoided if possible, but we are not very clear what the ‘if possible’ might consist of: whoever you talk to, the responsibility for avoidi
I believe that human beings are essentially good and rational, but we are pulled in two different directions because we are both social and selfish. Everything else, pretty much, comes from this basic starting point.