The terms come from the names of chariot racing teams, that differed in nothing but the team colors, but rivalry of whose fans sometimes reached the level of gang wars.
Political factions usually identify with political positions, and use arguments as soldiers to defend their side. However, such dichotomies are often false dilemmas, which can be shown by presenting third options.
- The Robbers Cave Experiment by Eliezer Yudkowsky
- A Fable of Science and Politics by Eliezer Yudkowsky
- Blue or Green on Regulation? by Eliezer Yudkowsky - Burch's law isn't a soldier-argument for regulation; estimating the appropriate level of regulation in each particular case is a superior third option.