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Beyond Intractability In Context

Beyond Intractability's efforts to promote more constructive approaches to conflict occur within the larger context of efforts to promote wise and equitable solutions to a broad range of social problems. This blog highlights readable news and opinion articles, "infographics" and reports that help us understand the costs--and hence, urgency -- of the conflict problem, the dynamics that make it so difficult,  alternative responses, and innovative success stories about people who have successfully confronted various aspects of the problem in different settings. 


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Recent Posts
  • A report on a Black-led effort to find a less divisive and more effective way of addressing the many problems caused by America's history of racial discrimination. #mbi_context -- Ian Rowe discusses 1776 Unites and his efforts to promote a vision of a unified America
  • An eye-opening look at why opposition to Progressivism is likely to become the defining political conflict of our time--a conflict we need to diffuse. #mbi_context -- What Is Progressivism?
  • A critique of "critical thinking" and a description of a much more effective strategy for distinguishing reliable from unreliable information online. #mbi_context -- Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole
  • As we assess the Trump era's impact on our democratic institutions, a disturbing look at the ways in which he has effectively amended the Constitution. #mbi_context -- The 5 Trump Amendments to the Constitution
  • For a time when many have joined the fight against bigotry, a plea to extend that concept across partisan lines and to stop dehumanizing our political opponents. #mbi_context -- The Case Against Partisan Bigotry

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