Fake News: Why Mainstream Journalism Is Often Part of the Problem

(Listen to the Vimcast Episode about this article on iTunes or Soundcloud.) The term “fake news” has entered the modern parlance so quickly that it is worth beginning a discussion about fake news by trying to determine what, if anything, the term means. One way of investigating it is to try to identify a particularly… Continue reading Fake News: Why Mainstream Journalism Is Often Part of the Problem

America’s Collective Normalcy Bias

"The reason why the totalitarian regimes can get so far toward realizing a fictitious, topsy-turvy world is that the outside nontotalitarian world, which always comprises a great part of the population of the totalitarian country itself, indulges also in wishful thinking and shirks reality in the face of real insanity just as much as the… Continue reading America’s Collective Normalcy Bias