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Moral Assessment of Individuals in Idealistic Enterprises: An Example from Clandestine Weapons Research and Counterterrorism (Part II) — September 11, 1998
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This is the second and final installment of an article based on a presentation, "Moral Assessment of Individuals in Idealistic Enterprises," by Ms. Jean Maria Arrigo at the 1998 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California. In the first installment (September 4, 1998, IBPP, 5(10)), Ms. Arrigo explored the principles of competitive evolution and operationalization as they might morally and ethically impact on nuclear weapons-related research and on counterterrorist response to nuclear and biological terrorist attack. In the present installment (with very minor editing by IBPP), Ms. Arrigo continues exploring operationalization and then concludes with an analysis of moral assessment of participants in idealistic enterprises such as clandestine weapons research and counterterrorism.

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The Clash of Civilizations in the 21st Century: A Political Psychology of Messianics, Charismatics, and Schismatics — September 11, 1998
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This article describes psychological Issues that may contribute to or mitigate against ongoing and intense political violence between Islamic political entities and those typed as Judeo-Christian.

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Trends. Clinton/Lewinsky, Star Chambers, The Starr Report: E Pluribus Unum or E Uno Plures? — September 11, 1998
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The author discusses the effect of lying on the presidency and impeachment.

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Trends. Missile Defense Legislation: Script Analysis and the Real Issue — September 11, 1998
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The author discusses the United States (U.S.) Senate vote that came one shy of ending a filibuster related to blocking legislation that would require establishing a national defense against long-range missiles as soon as the technology becomes available.