The Strategy of Conflict
A series of closely interrelated essays on game theory, this book deals with an area in which progress has been least satisfactory--the situations where there is a common interest as well as conflict between adversaries: negotiations, war and threats of war, criminal deterrence, extortion, tacit bargaining. It proposes enlightening similarities between, for instance, maneuvering in limited war and in a traffic jam; deterring the Russians and one's own children; the modern strategy of terror and the ancient institution of hostages.
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We could probably guarantee the Russians against an American surprise attack
by having the equivalent of “junior year abroad” at the kindergarten level: if every
American five-year-old went to kindergarten in Russia—in American ...
I then set this little box down, tell the Russians that I have set it going so that once
a day the roulette wheel will spin with a given probability (numerically specified
and known to the Russians) that, on any day, the little box will provoke total war.
The Russians protest and threaten, a day passes, the country does it again.
Maybe one weapon gets through and detonates, maybe several do, maybe none
do; if some do, maybe they burst over cities, maybe over populated countryside, ...
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This is one of the most important books on Game Theory, and also, thankfully, one of the more accessible (certainly much more so than von Neumann's and Morgenstern's book). His main theses are that ... Read full review
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