Daniel Kahneman and Jonathan Renshon have a fascinating article in Foreign Policy arguing that a variety of human cognitive biases all tilt the scales in arguments unduly in favor of hawkish, aggressive solutions and away from dovish, compromise oriented ones. The editors of the FP website asked Matt Continetti and myself (aka “the Matt Continetti of the left”) to write responses. You can see Continetti’s take here and mine here. A second round should emerge online soon.
Why Hawks Win