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Do you have A Need For Chaos?

In today’s Times, Thomas Edsell wrote an op about an odd and disturbing social phenomenon that’s cropped up recently, and has been named and delineated by three political science researchers, two Danish and one American. Disturbing, yes, so why am … Continue reading

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Are you bracing for the attack of fake political news and smears? Again?

Worried about whether you’ll get brainwashed by any of this? Don’t worry — not if you carry one particular philosophical banner which apparently conveys immunity from political lies. Can you figure out which philosophy? No? I’ll help you: Starting in … Continue reading

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John Rebus contemplates the accuracy of news in the virtual world

I could modify this excerpt from Ian Rankin’s In A House of Lies (2018) for my book, How I Learned The Facts of Life. It’s more cynical than I am but then, unlike Rebus, I’m not a retired Edinburgh cop. … Continue reading

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