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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.

©1960, 1980 The President and Fellows of Harvard College (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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wow, brand new perspective...

it was like drinking from a fire hose trying to follow the author. so much info and such in depth thinking, but I came out of the experience with a *much* deeper appreciation of certain phenomena in the world and a much more nuanced view of negotiations and games. probably not the best intro to the topic, but well worth the read.

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  • Gabi SPANOAE
  • 06-24-18

Nice book, but will question the audio version

Great book ,but very hard to understand some of the charts specific data ..
I guess the paper back will be better suited