Self-Organization

As the world gets increasingly interconnected and increasingly complex, self-organized political activity is becoming increasingly important, so understanding how self-organization works, what intensifies it, and how it can be influenced are increasingly important goals. Unfortunately, it is not clear that complexity theory can offer many insights into these details that would be of value to…

Accidental Adversaries in History

Human history is a long story often made longer…and less interesting…by being reduced to a litany of facts. (Fact: a piece of information which, albeit true, is meaningless.) The real story of history deals with “how” and “why.”  One very under-reported answer is some version of the system dynamics archetype “accidental adversaries.” It would be…