Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Art of War

        Sun Tzu may have been the first war strategist, giving form to revolutions, guerilla actions, wars, and psychopathic adventures on the field of political change. His famed book, The Art of War, is still the source … Continue reading

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Theories of War and Peace

Agave Publishers No one theory of war provides the universal reason that societies or nation-states go to war. There always seem to be specific circumstances. While combative or non-combative lifestyles may be involved, as Sipes believe (blog March 10), he … Continue reading

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Are Sports and Wars Related?

Agave Publishers Opinions differ among anthropologists and others, but there are claims that social values concerning sports and warlike behaviors may overlap and support each other.   Two hypotheses dominate our thinking. The first suggests that combative sports (warlike sports) … Continue reading

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The Way of Cups and Medals

Agave Publishers     “Contact” or “combative” sports, such as ice hockey, soccer, football, and basketball, are politicized by money, ambition, and governance. Christian End, a psychologist at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, notes that major sporting events that attract … Continue reading

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