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May 27, 2015 by Darius
Here’s my second rule: chess is a great game, but it is an absolutely terrible analogy for international engagement.
The appeal of chess as an analogy is easy to see: politicians and others long to see themselves as the grandmaster behind the board, manipulating pieces to concoct a brilliant trap for the opponent to stumble into. 496 more words
In a 1935 book, Paths of Glory, later a movie starring Kirk Douglas, one of the characters says “war never settled anything except who was strongest.” 577 more words
8000 – 2000 B.C.E.
Until the last ice age ended around 11,500 years ago man had been a hunter-gatherer, hunting animals and gathering wild plants for food. 2,208 more words