Adventures in Political Rhetoric: Terrorism and Assassination Policy — November 20, 1998
This article analyzes the language of recent United States Government communications related to the intent to assassinate Osama bin Laden, an alleged mastermind of terrorism operations.
Hot Air About Heat-Trapping Gases: Causal Attributions and Global Warming Policy — November 20, 1998
This article examines the psychology of causal attributions concerning the merits of the United States Government signing the Kyoto Protocol and of two main operational mechanisms for controlling emissions of heat-trapping gases.
Nonexplosive Warfare: Is It NEW or Old? — November 20, 1998
This article provides a contrary opinion to the analysis of the new United States Secretary of the Navy, Richard Danzig, concerning biological warfare agents and computer-attack variants of information warfare. The opinion is based on the perspective of science and technological change within the context of social, cultural, and political phenomena.
Trends. Bailing Out of a Bailout: The Case of Brazil — November 20, 1998
The author discusses international bailouts that are dependent on behavioral promises.
Trends. Straight Talk on Why Saddam Hussein Can't Go Straight — November 20, 1998
The author discusses Saddam Hussein's inability to give up nuclear weapons development.