Includes chapters on “Psychiatric Lessons of War”, “Disorders of Frustration and Loneliness”, “Neuropsych Casualties of Nuclear,Biol, and Chem Warfare”, “Psychiatric Principles of Future Warfare”, “A Psychological Model of Combat Stress” and “Disabling and Disfiguring Injuries”.
Unfairenheit 9/11 – The lies of Michael Moore. By Christopher Hitchens:
To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity, crudely disguised as an exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of “dissenting” bravery. MORE
Good choice. maybe not the best, but damned good! [Guardian]
“It will come as no surprise to some… men are less sensitive than women, at least to pain. Researchers have found that the male hormone testosterone masks feelings of discomfort. They believe that such tolerance effects may help men to maintain their stamina in fights, when testosterone levels are high.
“If men are less sensitive to pain, there is more willingness to fight and participate in further fights,” says Michaela Hau, an animal physiology and behaviour scientist at Princeton University, New Jersey, and lead author of the study.” MORE
“My main contention is simple. Using a technique called argument mapping, we can structure, communicate and correct arguments of any degree of complexity with a clarity and efficiency simply unavailable using other means. If we use the technique in a deliberative process, we can govern the deliberation, constrain it from straying off course, target our use of evidence, specify our disagreements, and capture the whole process with an ease and rigour significantly greater than are available using standard cognitive processes.” EXCELLENT
“[A] blog … dedicated to the permanent and total discrediting of the work of noam chomsky and his fellow travelers. VIVA LA COUNTERREVOLUTION!”
See in particular his demolition of “Peace in the Middle East“.
A new 416 page book by Ernest Forman, DSc.(Professor of Management Science, George Washington University) and Mary Ann Selly (Expert Choice Inc.)
A very interesting piece from Foreign Policy magazine
The 2004 U.S. presidential election may be the first in decades to center on the candidates’ foreign-policy views. So what do most Americans really think about Iraq, terrorism, North Korea, and free trade? Herewith an “interview” with the American people, with each answer reflecting majority positions in recent opinion polls. Americans’ surprising preferences offer insight into what voters want from their next president. MORE