Focus On Symbolic Competition in the Mediterranean

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This article is an attempt to develop an un-derstanding of the Reagan-Gaddafi conflict that may differ from what we have been of-fered from the actors themselves and from commentators rather heavily influenced by the actors ’ point of view. My chief inspi-ration has been Gregory Bateson’s schismo-genesis model (Bateson 1935), which he ac-tually applied to the dangerous situation in Europe at the time of writing. But my argument may also be considered as a further development of the theme sym-bolic competition among actors who are united by overarching values (Brox 1986). The general model that I suggest needs re

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