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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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A Chinese menu of paranoia characteristics: do you recognize anybody?

Part I of my work in progress, How I Learned the Facts of Life, is subtitled “The Facts of Life.” So, logically, Part II is subtitled “The Fakes of Life.” In my intro to Part II, I found myself using … Continue reading

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