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Month: May 2016

Intellectual dishonesty

Intellectual dishonesty

Recently I’ve read several politically focused articles that use the words “intellectual dishonesty”. I puzzled at the meaning. Is it only used when referring to “intellectuals” being dishonest. Or, is there such a thing as “unintellectual dishonesty”? But actually, based on feedback from friends and intellectuals and intellectual friends, the consensus seems to be that it means “lying”. If so, then why don’t they just say so? If the writers won’t call someone a liar ( maybe they fear a…

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Power to the people!

Power to the people!

This particular election season has been pretty darn interesting. I read lots of punditry that tries to nail it down. But with such rapid and round the clock access, reporting the central messages can get lost in the overload. Yes, I’m a Boomer. I “came of age” in the 60s. I passed through the post-Beatnik phrase right on into the hippie stage. I seem to remember a camaraderie based not just on drug taking but on issues, and there were…

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