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The Perversion of Scholarship

Chris Hedges truthdig.com Fraternities, sororities and football, along with other outsized athletic programs, have decimated most major American universities. Scholarship, inquiry, self-criticism, moral autonomy and a search for artistic and esoteric forms of expression—in short, the world of ethics, creativity … Continue reading

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How one man got away with mass fraud by saying ‘trust me, it’s science’

Source: NP When news broke this year that Diederik Stapel, a prominent Dutch social psychologist, was faking his results on dozens of experiments, the fallout was swift, brutal and global. Science and Nature, the world’s top chroniclers of science, were … Continue reading

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Who is Normal?

Lawrence Davidson NWC News The “Locally Normal” The vast majority of people in any given society are “locally normal.” By this I mean that they conform to the accepted outlooks and behaviors of their local society. They fit comfortably with … Continue reading

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Heart disease drug ‘combats racism’

Telegraph A common heart disease drug may have the unusual side-effect of combating racism, a new study suggests. Volunteers given the beta-blocker, used to treat chest pains and lower heart rates, scored lower on a standard psychological test of “implicit” … Continue reading

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Michael-Parenti-January-6-2012-Democracy and the Pathology of Wealth

Source: Youtube/LaPena Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of the nation’s leading progressive political analysts. His highly informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America … Continue reading

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