Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Hawkeye on a Roll

The letter on the Index of Governance (see Monday 6th, below) got printed in the paper today! Nice surprise.

And I find an email from a physician who is embarking on a parallel project to the Index - she is looking to cover the whole topic of war, using the same framework we use to tackle pathological states. This is right, because war not only causes widespread injury and disease, but also is a product of psychopathology, a specialised form of psychopathology involving both leaders and mass psychology.

The challenge will be to find the balance point between brevity and comprehensiveness. It is a huge topic.

Reminds me of the M*A*S*H episode where Hawkeye goes psychotic through lack of sleep and decides to speak to the governments in Hanoi and Washington to get them to stop the war because people are getting hurt.

Hmm. Maybe I should be careful to get more sleep...

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