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A central flaw with police investigations

Just after I wrote about one big problem I’ve observed with cops — their hypervigilence — I read what follows in Anthony Trollope’s 1869 novel about pathological jealousy, He Knew He Was Right. The jealous man, Louis Trevelyan, has hired … Continue reading

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“I did the research”: A must-read column about QAnon and its believers

Eagerly, I clicked on Charlie Warzel’s New York Times column today, “Is QAnon the Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theory of the 21st Century? ‘It’s a collaborative fiction built on wild speculation that hardens into reality.’” Immediately I was drawn in, because … 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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