Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hindsight bias

Every writer on 1989 wrestles with an almost unavoidable human proclivity that psychologists have christened “hindsight bias”—the tendency, that is, to regard actual historical outcomes as more probable than alternatives that seemed real at the time (for example, a Tiananmen-style crackdown in Central Europe).1

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Death map

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Book notes

America aflame by David goldfield

Us only country that required civil war to abolish slavery

Darwin never used "survival Of the fittest" coined by Herbert Spencer