By Normand Baillargeon
Title note: unique identify Petit cours d'autodéfense intellectuelle
Publish yr note: First released in 2005
What is the connection among democracy and important pondering? What needs to a citizen in a democracy comprehend to make the notice democracy significant?
In A brief path in highbrow Self-Defense, historian and educator Normand Baillargeon presents readers with the instruments to work out during the spin and jargon of daily politics and information reporting with a view to come to a decision for themselves what's at stake and the way to invite the mandatory inquiries to safeguard themselves from the manipulations of the govt. and the media.
Whether the problem be the decision to what we’re instructed may be a cold struggle, the "debate" round clever layout, or the that means of an army expenditure, Baillargeon teaches readers to judge info and kind truth from reliable and media spin.
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Detlev W. Bronk and the National Academy of Sciences, August 1961 (Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track, p. 108) It is my policy to keep up the standard of my own published work. – Letter to Alladi Ramakrishnan, January 1962 (Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track, p. 130) Please be assured that I am not interested in propaganda or persuading people. We agree that we should be interested only in what is right in science. – Letter to F. Harrison Stamper, February 1962 Words can be meaningless.
109) It is most interesting and revealing to pick up the morning newspaper and read about oneself, especially when it is so well written and complimentary. – Letter to Dr. Irving S. Bengelsdorf (Los Angeles Times), April 1967 26 The Quotable Feynman I’d average about 20 minutes of doing nothing, and then I’d open it, you see; well, I opened it right away to see that everything was all right and then I’d sit there for 20 minutes to give myself a good reputation that it wasn’t too easy, there was no trick to it, no trick to it.
201) We bought a new camping van that we drive around. We like to camp out in the desert and so on and it’s decorated all around with these diagrams. – BBC interview, “Scientifically Speaking,” April 1976 [On his father:] When I got older, he’d take me for walks in the woods and show me the animals and birds and so on. He’d tell me about the stars and the atoms and everything else. He’d tell me what it was about them that was so interesting. He had an attitude about the world and the way to look at it which I found was deeply scientific for a man who had no direct scientific training.
A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense: Find Your Inner Chomsky by Normand Baillargeon