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Attributing Blame — from the Baseball Diamond to the War on Terror

Posted on July 25, 2008

The Yankees’ Joba Chamberlain and the Red Sox’s Kevin Youkilis are at it again. Joba, who showed no sign of control problems, nonetheless launched a pitch at Kevin’s head in tonight’s pitchers’ dual. The big question, of course, is whether Joba’s head-ward pitch was intentional or inadvertent. With that question in mind, we thought this […]

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Posted in Conflict, Emotions, Situationist Sports, Social Psychology, Video | 3 Comments »

Can Sports Save the World? (& what must be done beforehand) – Part I

Posted on July 21, 2008

Author’s note: This post is the first of a multi-part series examining the relationship between politics and sport and what political prerequisites must exist before sport can have a deeper reconciliatory effect among peoples within states and between states. These works are part of the author’s Masters thesis. With the 2008 Beijing Olympic Summer Games […]

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Posted in Conflict, History, Politics, Public Policy, Situationist Sports, Social Psychology | 8 Comments »

The Situation of Fear

Posted on July 10, 2008

This post was actually a comment written today in response to our post from last week, “The ‘Turban Effect.’” We thought many of our readers might find the comment interesting, so here it is. (Thanks Jeffrey.) * * * Lately, some scholars have been looking at reasons behind and implication of manipulating fear. Princeton University’s […]

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