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A Case against Bringing Monsters to Justice: Pinochet, Deterrence, and Personal Identity — December 4, 1998
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This article presents a philosophical psychology case against subjecting former national leaders who allegedly committed atrocities committed while they were in power to adjudication through a criminal or civil justice system.

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Explorations in Causality and Causal Attributions: Russians on the Murder of Galina Starovoitova — December 4, 1998
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This article illustrates the complexities of attributing psychological import to causal attributions. The recent murder of a Russian psychologist/politician is employed as a socio-emotive backdrop.

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Nuclear Psychologies: On the First Use of Nuclear Weapons and Reductions in Nuclear Arsenals — December 4, 1998
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This article describes how the psychological rationales for, and the consequences of, the same nuclear policies can be constructed very differently by different groups of nuclear policymakers. Some possible rationales for these differences are offered.

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Trends. Letter Bombs in Australia: A Psychological Commentary — December 4, 1998
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The author discusses the psychological aspects of letter bombers.

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Trends. Trafficking in Drug Trafficking: The United States Government Searches for New Military Operating Locations and Basing Sites in South America — December 4, 1998
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The author discusses the interdiction approach to counter drug trafficking.