Beyond Intractability in Context Blog
From around the web, more insight into the nature of our conflict problems, limits of business-as-usual thinking, and things people are doing to try to make things better.
Beyond Intractability's efforts to promote more constructive approaches to conflict occur within the larger context of efforts to promote wise and equitable solutions to a broad range of social problems. This blog highlights readable news and opinion articles, "infographics" and reports that help us understand the costs--and hence, urgency -- of the conflict problem, the dynamics that make it so difficult, alternative responses, and innovative success stories about people who have successfully confronted various aspects of the problem in different settings.
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- A reminder that the terrible tyrannies of the past are not necessarily in the past. If we are not careful, the present can be just as bad – if not worse. -- Why Putin’s repression is worse than what I endured under the Soviets
- A report on an extremely important area of public policy in which a surprising consensus has emerged between the left and the right. -- The New Washington Consensus
- A profile on a Republican member of Congress from South Carolina who is trying to take a more compromise-oriented approach to governing. -- Nancy Mace, a ‘Caucus of One’ in the G.O.P., Says She’s Trying to Change Her Party
- Reflections on the implications and costs of the kind of journalism that places so much emphasis on building an audience. -- The Race for Clicks Was a Fool’s Game
- A report on the racial reparations recommended by a high-level California committee with details about who does and doesn't receive various levels of compensation. -- California May Bill You for Slavery
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