Restraints on Restraint: Attributions and Israeli Violence — November 17, 2000
This article describes aspects of social cognition that may be implicated in conclusions about the degree of restraint attributed to acts of violence perpetrated by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) towards some individuals claiming the identity of Palestinians who live in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel itself.
Scholastic Aptitudes and the Future of an Illusion — November 17, 2000
This article describes basic problems with how the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is conceived and employed in the United States (US).
The Truth on Living in Truth — November 17, 2000
This article delineates a significant problem with Vaclav Havel's analysis of the power of the powerless through living in truth.
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IBPP Research Associates: Zimbabwe — November 17, 2000
This article - The patriotism farce, by Fungayi Kanyuchi - was posted in The Zimbabwe Standard Online on November 12, 2000. The article discusses the concept of patriotism as it is manifested when politicians rise to power.
The article may be found in part online at http://allafrica.com/stories/200011120064.html. The full article resides in the AllAfrica archive, and it may be accessed via an AllAfrica subscription (http://allafrica.com/misc/info/subscribe.html)
Trends. Head Count and Nuclear War: What To Believe — November 17, 2000
This article discusses three significant conundrums that arise in planning to deter nuclear war: 1. decapitation of the strength of the opposition; 2. lack of clear ontological validity for nuclear weapons-related language; and 3. the simultaneity of deterrence and provocation in one action.
Trends. In Absurdio Redux: The Real Message of the Bush-Gore Elections — November 17, 2000
This article discusses voting in U.S. presidential elections, and why people vote the way they do.