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The Messenger - Issue #13: On Conflict and Dialogue

The Messenger
The Messenger - Issue #13: On Conflict and Dialogue
By Socratus • Issue #28 • View online
Ready or not, here we come with the first Messenger of the year.
The world is still mired in a COVID limbo with cases rising precipitously. We hope you’re keeping safe and sane and the end of the year was restful.
This issue is guest edited by one of our organizational besties - Kshetra - who create spaces where thoughtful dialogue is used to address conflict.

Water water not everywhere
Water water not everywhere
Too many people too little time
Too many people too little time
Conflicts are bound to arise
Conflicts are bound to arise
The circle of conflict
The circle of conflict
Can we just talk it out?
Can we just talk it out?
The circle of dialogue
The circle of dialogue
Empathy works
Empathy works
All for one and one for all
All for one and one for all
Question Time
Here’s a question for you:
What was your last conflict and how could you have handled it differently?
Do send us your answers by replying to this email - we will feature one (or more!) responses in next week’s issue.
Question Time
Question Time
Question Time is a new section - every week we will pose a question based on the issue’s topic and wait breathlessly for your replies.
Afterword
This week we look at two models of secrecy: one cheap and the other expensive. Cheap first:
The key to understanding the appeal of soap to thieves is realizing that they care less about an item’s price tag and more about the ease of finding a buyer. In other words, thieves want a liquid asset.
More on stealing soap below:
Why would I want to steal soap?
and here’s the expensive secret:
roughly half a million men and women worked for the Manhattan Engineer District during the war. And there was so much turnover that only 125,000 people were ever employed at any one time. How was the immense project, encompassing whole cities, ever kept a secret?
To the Grave: Secrets, Sins, and Nuclear Insecurity
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