Articles by Johan Galtung, 20 Oct 2014

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Epistemology: On the Use of Dichotomies
Johan Galtung, 20 Oct 2014 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Oct 2014

Sometimes the use of dichotomies, simple cuts, male-female, democracy-dictatorship, negative-positive peace is criticized: the world is more complicated. That the organic world with life, individual and collective, is complex, there is no doubt. That a simplistic us-them division of the world in two blocs or poles, polarization, is a step on the way to violence and war, is clear.

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