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To: hinckley buzzard
Ronald Reagan showed in Rekjavik that he was willing to walk away from a bad deal. By doing so he won the cold war in one day, and he exposed "game theory" as a hollow shell.

Did you read the article? It explicitly states that a demonstrated willingness to walk away is a sound strategy for "repeated games" such as periodic arms talks. Reagan's work at Rekjavik is a great validation of that.

7 posted on 07/07/2010 8:20:06 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pepsi_junkie

Reagan did seem to agree with the game theorists in that he wanted to share missile defense technology with the Soviets so they could build a defense system of their own at the same time as the US.


8 posted on 07/07/2010 8:44:06 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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