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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If war to the finish has become inevitable, there is nothing left but pure conflict;
but if there is any possibility of avoiding a mutually damaging war, of conducting
warfare in a way that minimizes damage, or of coercing an adversary by ...
When whites and ** Negroes see that an area will “inevitably” become occupied
ex%. | o r Wć, #| 1d. is: 5 : it. vergent expectation." What is most directly perceived
as inevitable .. is not the final result but the expectation of it, which, in turn, ...
When missiles become sufficiently accurate, it may become almost physically
impossible to protect one's own retaliatory forces by the sheer provision of
cement, or, if not impossible, exceedingly costly. Mobility and concealment may
then have ...
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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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