• Evolution of conflict stencil graffiti on Vali-ye-Asr Avenue in central Tehran
    Culture and Society,  Psychology

    New Conflict Theory: No Inequality Necessary – Only Humanity

     You’re not haunted by the war, Dr. Watson. You miss it. – Sherlock: A Study in Pink. Humans crave struggle; a mountain to climb, that we might reach the top and experience that brief, euphoric moment of pride in what we’ve overcome. We desire purpose, a cause for which we can fight, and a battlefield that gives us the opportunity to do so. But how does this fit into a modern society whose primary function is to prevent this kind of struggle, to protect us from these battles? PTSD and Nostalgia In 1992, a young woman named Nidzara Ahmetasevic was wounded by a Serb tank round in the siege of…

  • Polar bear activist for climate change
    Climate Change,  Psychology

    Why America Isn’t Unified in the Fight against Climate Change

      Since its introduction to popular culture, climate change has been an issue divided on party-lines. This division appears to be growing, as according to a Gallup poll by EcoWatch, the number of democrats who believe in man-made global warming has risen from 87 to 89 percent in the past year, while the rate for republicans has dropped from 40 to 35 percent in that same time frame. This partisan divide makes climate change an excellent campaign platform for democratic politicians…but it also renders it completely ineffective at achieving any real environmental progress. Even to those that believe the science supporting man-made global warming is incontrovertible, it must be clear…