The Psychology of Fear and Trump’s Victory.

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Fear is the most powerful primitive emotion in humans. It has enabled our species to both survive and evolve over millenia. This primal emotion is automatically elicited by threats or perceived dangerous events, involving little by way of  higher order reasoning. But, it exponentially increases our chance of survival in the face of peril.

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The Madman Theory of diplomacy from Nixon to Trump: shrewd brinkmanship or dangerous naivety?

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In 1968, Richard Nixon was elected US President.  He ran with a foreign policy platform promising to end the internecine war in Vietnam and allow the US to withdraw from the quagmire in South East Asia.v

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