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As a layman, I find this endlessly fascinating –
Considering population and war: a critical and neglected aspect of conflict studies.

http://m.rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/364/1532/3081.full

Populations, stressed resources, competition, humanity’s animal nature, desire to grow and advance, war. Chilling.

Geek/drone Journal

Do Oil Discoveries Cause Conflict?

The conspiracy theorists will surely agree that oil and conflict is closely correlated – but do the statistics back it up? Economists have attempted to quantitative describe the relationship between discoveries of large oil fields and the probability of conflict. 443 more words

Steel

Do Oil Discoveries Cause Conflict?

The conspiracy theorists will surely agree that oil and conflict is closely correlated – but do the statistics back it up? Economists have attempted to quantitative describe the relationship between discoveries of large oil fields and the probability of conflict. 443 more words

Steel

A Brief Interruption: Breaking into “The Future of Culture” to Silence “The Guns of August” (and Defend the Wisdom of 16-Year-Olds)

Two pieces in The New York Times for this morning (Thursday, August 7, 2014) caught my attention—and raised my ire.  Being the good American-born Baby Boomer that I am, I am interrupting my current series of posts under the title “Pulling Out of the Traffic:  The Future of Culture” to seek immediate gratification of my ire by posting this.  2,110 more words

Philosophy

The War That Ended Peace: the Road to 1914, by Margaret MacMillan ****

MacMillan’s hefty, well-researched tome has been nominated for prestigious awards and received rave reviews from the New York Times Book Review and the Christian Science Monitor. 403 more words

History