By Normand Baillargeon
Title note: unique identify Petit cours d'autodéfense intellectuelle
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2005
What is the connection among democracy and important pondering? What needs to a citizen in a democracy be aware of to make the be aware democracy significant?
In A brief direction in highbrow Self-Defense, historian and educator Normand Baillargeon presents readers with the instruments to work out in the course of the spin and jargon of daily politics and information reporting with a purpose to make a decision for themselves what's at stake and the way to invite the mandatory inquiries to shield themselves from the manipulations of the govt. and the media.
Whether the problem be the decision to what we’re informed might be a cold struggle, the "debate" round clever layout, or the that means of an army expenditure, Baillargeon teaches readers to judge details and kind truth from reputable and media spin.
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Extra resources for A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense: Find Your Inner Chomsky
In science studies, in the geographies of knowledge, science, and education, and, recently, in economics, scholars argue that new knowledge is created in particular places and contexts, often through interaction with other places and through relations within space. They do not regard spatial disparities of knowledge as shortterm transitional phenomena. On the contrary, spatial disparities of knowledge are understood as a fundamental structural phenomenon of any society with a highly developed division of labor.
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