File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2001/bhaskar.0112, message 17

Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 10:27:59 -0500
Subject: BHA: scientific realism and foreign policy

A short mention of scientific realism in today's New York Times. 
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"Scientific realists, on the other hand, emphasize a single cause: 
the zero-sum game that is international politics. They think in terms 
of systems and structures, rather than personalities, and they 
downplay internal politics in favor of a vision of the world as a 
chess game in which the question of whether one's knight is made of 
marble or wood is irrelevant. They doubt that governments can do much 
to cure the social diseases said to lead to war, and have a strong 
predisposition to stay out of foreign conflicts."

Andrew Hagen

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