Most Popular Papers *
Trends. Double Bind in Quebec and in the World — February 2, 2001
This article discusses the desire for Quebec to become an independent nation-state but there are dynamics that affect that process. The Separatist Movement faces roadblocks no matter the state of the national economy in Canada.
Trends. Annual Polygraph Report to Congress: The Emperor Still Wearing No Clothes? — February 23, 2001
This article describes some theoretical and methodological concerns with the approach of the United States (US) Department of Defense (DOD) towards establishing the validity of the counterintelligence-scope polygraph (CSP).
The United States (US) Department of State publicly released the 2000 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on February 26, 2001. As usual, it provides information as both fact and opinion on how human rights are upheld and violated in almost all countries and territories throughout the world. And as usual it provides two types of politically incorrect controversies.
Trends. The Idolatry of Ignorance and Iconoclasm: Notes on the Taliban — March 2, 2001
The New York Times has reported that at least some Taliban authorities have directed that all statues in Afghanistan--including those commonly viewed as priceless exemplars of cultural (largely Buddhist) heritage and as treasures--be destroyed. The Taliban's rationale--that these statues have been used as idols and deities by non-Islamic believers and may be turned into idols in the future--is largely discussed in the context of leading to a global cultural catastrophe, as an unacceptable decision, as gratuitous vandalism, as exemplifying a rigid ignorance deserving unique contempt and disgust.
Trends. The Psychology of Military Readiness — June 8, 2001
The IBPP editor discusses military readiness and national security.
Trends. Once, Shame on You, Twice, Shame on Me: Recapitulation of Scandal in the United Kingdom — February 2, 2001
This article discusses Peter Mandelson, confidant to the United Kingdom's Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and the attempts to explain why Mr. Mandelson has, for a second time, resigned from the government under scandalous clouds.
A Peculiar Logic of Pro-Abortion Advocacy — February 9, 2001
This article identifies a weakness in pro-abortion advocacy and how this weakness can be resolved to support said advocacy.
Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century: Sense, Nonsense, No Sense — October 6, 2000
This article considers commonly posited benefits of nation-states' possessing nuclear weapons.
The Psychopolitics of Taboo — June 1, 2018
This article explores the construct of taboo within the contexts of human psychology and politics.
Tit for Tat, Patty Cake, and Hide and Seek: The Psychology of Spy Games — March 30, 2001
This article explores the psychology of tit-for-tat reactions in the context of espionage and counterespionage.
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