Beyond Intractability in Context Blog
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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- As we struggle with past injustices, we must also fight the injustices of the future. Chinese-style authoritarianism could easily come here. #mbi_context --
- A sobering, but hopeful, reminder of how much better things could be if we could get past our divisive politics and actually work together. #mbi_context --
- A thoughtful and persuasive argument for replacing the term "white privilege" with genuine efforts to build relationships across racial lines. #mbi_context --
- It is nice to see, in USA Today, sound, broadly-accessible advice on things we can all do to help reverse our hyper-polarized politics. #mbi_context --
- A hopeful vision for for a new politics that replaces divisive, hateful rhetoric with quiet competence and collective problem-solving. #mbi_context --
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We welcome your suggestions of articles and other materials that we should post in this blog. If they are things written by yourself, though, please also consider contributing them to the "Colleague Activities Blog"