[lit-ideas] War, sort of

  • From: "Andy Amago" <aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 11:19:16 -0400

I first learned about systems theory in a management class many years ago, from 
whence family systems is a subset.  Eric Berne's defining the roles that family 
members play certainly seems a part of family-as-a-system theory.  I can't find 
an actual founder for family systems.  A quick google did turn up these links.  
I do believe that macro humans are a reflection of micro humans; what we do in 
families we do in society (the hero, the helper, the scapegoat, etc.).  
Dawkins' meme, the self-perpetuating unit of something, whether genes or ideas, 
would have a niche here somewhere too.  An argument can be made that most of 
what we believe are memes.  The bottom line is, war is multi-facted.  Like an 
iceberg, most of the need for it is hidden below the surface.


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