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global politics, relationally

8 Sep 2015
by R. William Ayres
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The Offense-Defense Balance Applies to Interpersonal Conflict, Too

Regular readers of my personal blog know that I am not a fan of firearms as a self-defense solution. While there are clearly cases in which firearms have produced good self-defense outcomes, on balance I think that they cause more problems (and … Continue reading

24 Mar 2015
by R. William Ayres
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Solving the World’s Problems: Hegemony, the UN, and Why the World Isn’t Getting More Peaceful

One of the great gifts of teaching is that occasionally, you learn something. The opportunity to discuss things with students sometimes takes you down a path you didn’t expect and hadn’t seen before. The following emerged from a discussion with … Continue reading