Category Archives: Violence

Book review of Failing states, collapsing systems biophysical triggers of political violence by Nafeez Ahmed

[ In this post I summarize the sections of Nafeez’s book about the biophysical factors that bring nations down (i.e. climate change drought & water scarcity, declining revenues after peak oil, etc.) The Media tend to focus exclusively on economic … Continue reading

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A book review of “Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America“ by David J. Silverman

[ This is a book review of “Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America“ by David J. Silverman 2016. I found this book hard to put down.  It should be read because it tells the role guns played … Continue reading

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13 fallacies of Steven Pinker’s “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined”

It only took me half an hour to find significant criticism of Pinker’s work and write this up.  If I had more time I could find a lot more. Hopefully this will spare you many days of wasted time reading … Continue reading

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Will Republican “Hate Talk” be the spark of violence in the future?

Will Republican “Hate Talk” be the spark of violence in the future? by Alice Friedemann, Oct 9, 2014 As long as trucks keep delivering goods, enough food is grown and distributed, then even if times get a lot worse, I … Continue reading

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Civilians caught in a war

[ It’s very likely that the U.S. will collapse hard post-peak with so little preparation, and if we all don’t shoot one another the paramilitaries, gangsters, mafias, and bandits will. Or loot or move into our homes. Here are some … Continue reading

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Homer-Dixon Key findings on resources and war / violence

The Project on Environmental Scarcities, State Capacity, and Civil Violence Key Findings Abot 50 experts from 5 countries, developed a detailed set of conceptual tools for thinking about environmental scarcity and state capacity. Environmental scarcity has 3 sources: reduced resource … Continue reading

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How will the violence play out in the USA?

There will surely be violence as America’s population descends from 400 million to 100 million or less as energy production declines. Leaders will emerge who blame some particular group for our suffering.  So far it’s been those terrorist Middle Easterners … Continue reading

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The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind Is Designed to Kill

THE MURDERER NEXT DOOR: Why the Mind Is Designed to Kill, David M Buss http://www.amazon.com/Murderer-Next-Door-Mind-Designed/dp/0143037056 [pp. 36-44] THE COMPETITIVE LEGACY OF OUR ANCESTORS Every breath we take we owe to our ancestors-an unimaginably long and unbroken line of forebears who managed to … Continue reading

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