Tag Archives: Propaganda

How Easily We Are Stampeded

Today, we lurch drunkenly from one moral panic to another. Last month, it was Covid Cooties. This month, it’s Killer Kops. Next month, it might be something else, just as alliterative and just as loosely connected to reality: whatever will … Continue reading

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One Way to Reduce Fake News

Regardless of their political views, most Americans think that “fake news” is a real problem. And it is. Often on purpose. Partisans flood the media with so much disinformation that it’s hard for anyone to know what’s happening. Even the … Continue reading

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What You Can Do About the World

The world can be a scary place. It is now. As one website commenter remarked: “We wake up, have breakfast, send the kids to school, walk the dog, go to work, come home and everything seems just fine, and then … Continue reading

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How Not To Be Crazy

People are crazy, and it seems to be getting worse. In addition, many heavily-promoted news stories turn out to be false. The reasons are various. There’s a lot we can’t do about the situation. But there are also things we … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Politics

Americans disagree about a lot. But there’s one point on which we are unanimous: Our politicians are awful. Let’s be honest: Except in the haze of partisan fervor, can anyone truly believe that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the … Continue reading

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Love is not the Answer

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The UNESCO Vote Mystery

My latest blog post for The Jewish Journal: There’s a mystery about UNESCO’s denial last week of Jewish connections to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The mystery is not that the resolution was proposed by some … Continue reading

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