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June 30th, 2006

Men, War, and Narcissism

Mike Treder: Scientists have provided objective evidence to back suspicions that men who are over-confident and narcissistic are the likeliest to start wars -- but also are the likeliest to lose.

A study like this is prime material for easy jokes. But it's also sobering, especially when you consider, first, that narcissism and self-confidence are two traits that drive individuals to become leaders who have the power to start wars, and second, that wars in the Nano Era could easily result in worldwide devastation, global enslavement, or both.

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