It’s that time of year, so I’m sharing this old post that I wrote on the Christmas Truce, one of the first essays on this site to take off. Looking it over, there are a few things I might have written differently; some people have told me I got some of the historical details wrong. But it wasn’t meant as a historical piece. Rather, it was about human behavior related to cooperation and conflict, and finding commonality through empathy and through the realization that cooperation, or at least restraint, is preferable to mutual punishment. After all this time, there is still some hope in there. Read more…
I hope you are well. I see you are still putting up these posts. Excellent!
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Thank you very much. Happy holidays to you too.
Always relevant; at Christmas time poignant. Very happy Christmas to you, Patrick.
Thank you, Robert.
Happy Christmas and New Year to you too.