Sunday, 24 March 2013

Deterring The Already Dead

This article by Laurent Murawiec, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Illustrates why the fight against all kinds of religious fanaticism is impossible.
It also helps to explain why Christians believe in "taking up their cross daily", 
Deterrence works because one is able credibly to threaten the center of gravity of the
enemy: the threat of inflicting unacceptable losses upon him, whether in a bar brawl or in
nuclear escalation. The calculus deterrence relies upon is:

is it worth it?
Is the Price/Earning Ratio of the contemplated action so hugely negative that it would wipe out
the capital? Deterrence works if the price to be paid by the party to be deterred hugely
exceeds his expected earnings. But deterrence only works if the enemy is able and willing
to enter the same calculus.
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