The power of playfulness and “social epidemics” are featured in this week’s best. Read more
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What kept U.S.–Soviet disputes from devolving into all-out war? Nuclear deterrence may be the reason. But it also could have to do with the way alliances were set up.
Stories on “The Bone Pit” and Ancient Roman humor were among the best on the web. Read more
One of the challenges of getting warring groups to reconcile is the deep sense of victimhood each side can feel. Because one group can point out atrocities committed by the other, and vice versa, a vicious cycle develops that perpetuates violence. It’s one of the most enduring features of conflict. Read more