Brecher and his colleagues are deep into the study of patterns of crisis. As they push out the frontiers of this branch of behavioral science, they are publishing some of the results of their case studies and their search for significant generalizations. The cases chronicled here range over 40 years and from Guatemala to India, with a fairly heavy stress on recent crises in the Middle East. In general they represent partial or preliminary findings and are not easy reading because of the framework of analysis required by the overall project, but there is sustenance here for the devotee of history as well as for the theorist.
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