Tag Archives: Nikita Khrushchev

A Deadly Game of Brinksmanship

Alan Zendell, June 4, 2021 Brinksmanship is like poker. You may be holding a winning hand. You may be bluffing. More than one player may believe he has a winning hand, and some players may behave irrationally. If that happens … Continue reading

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The High Stakes Gambler at the Helm

Alan Zendell, January 8, 2020 Donald Trump has described his negotiating style as gathering all the players in a room, tossing in a hand grenade, and then swooping in to close a deal before they know what hit them. That … Continue reading

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Happy Days are (Almost) Here Again

Alan Zendell, November 6, 2019 Embedded deeply in my philosophy is the belief that baseball is an excellent metaphor for life. When the Washington Nationals completed their unlikely fight to win the World Series two weeks ago, their radio voice, … Continue reading

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