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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In sum, it may make sense to try to keep the enemy guessing as long as we are
not trying to keep him guessing about our own motivation. If the outcome is partly
determined by events and processes that are manifestly somewhat beyond our ...
dox in its dramatic reminder that, important as it may be to keep Secrets from an
enemy and in some matters to keep him guessing about what our plans are, it
can be even more important to see that the enemy is not left to speculate about
Suppose we cannot physically keep all aircraft in the air at all times, as is true,
and that it may be too costly in all respects (accidents as well as fuel and crews)
to keep as many as half of them in the sky on the average, but that a substantial ...
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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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