Category Archives: How I Learned The Facts of Life

Stalin’s “road of bones”

The Sunday, November 22 New York Times main section displayed a striking photograph across the top of the page. It pictured a short section of a two lane highway, the R504 Kolyma Highway, in a remote part of Russia. The … Continue reading

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How I Learned The Fakes of Life: Real Clear Politics

I just picked up this New York Times story by Jeremy Peters on how Real Clear Politics, the web site with political news stories reprinted from a range of newspapers, journals, magazines and internet stuff, has swung sharply right, i.e., … Continue reading

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The secret to acquiring herd immunity

Today’s Times re-introduces me to an explosion of online “news networks” which are not news. They’re propaganda. In one of the last chapters of How I Learned The Facts of Life — a summing-up of what kind of fakery would … Continue reading

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