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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Equally essential is some kind of uniqueness; the man and his wife cannot meet
at the “lost and found” if the store has several. The writer's experiments with
alternative maps indicated clearly that a map with many houses and a single ...
... adversaries must reach a mutually recognized definition of what constitutes an
innovation, a challenging or assertive move, or a cooperative gesture, and they
must develop some common norm regarding the kind of retaliation that fits the ...
They would be interested in not assuming a submissive role, but in demanding a
kind of “parity” if not dominance in their own nuclear role. And, unless we are
ready for some kind of decisive showdown in which we either win all or lose all,
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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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