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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But the two lines of evidence so strongly reinforce each other that the analogy
between tacit and explicit bargaining seems a potent one. : To illustrate with the
problem of agreeing explicitly on how to divided $100: 50-50 seems a plausible ...
He should have insisted, however, on fabricating the evidence so as to share the
guilt with the actual murderer; as it was, he got badly cheated. (Short Stories from
the “New Yorker” [London, 1951], pp. 171–178.) *Somewhat related is the grant ...
The importance and the difficulty of communicating evidence is exemplified by
President Eisenhower's “open-skies” proposal and other suggested devices for
dealing with the instability that may be caused by the reciprocal fear of surprise ...
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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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