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    The Ministry of Truth, on Orwell and 1984

    The following excerpt is from an The Atlantic book review, by George Packer, of Dorian Lynsky's Ministry of Truth, a biography of George Orwell. The reviewer discusses the power of re-reading a book after some distance in time from the first reading, which I have also discovered. I had the same...
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    The Medium-Size Lies and The Big Mac Truth

    The following excerpt is from a long article by Anne Applebaum in The Atlantic discussing the sharp global rise of populism and authoritarianism, and as such mentions the concept of the Medium-Size Lie (or Lies) - in contrast to the concept of the Big Lie made famous by Hitler and Goebbels...
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    The Final Trump of the Narcopalypse

    The following 77 minute video is an interesting talk on Trump's narcissism. It was made just before the inauguration, and so we can see whether Grannon got anything right or not. Richard Grannon is someone focused on NLP and narcissism, NPD. My view is that Trump is indeed a real narcissist...
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    Just Saying Who's Trumping der Fuhrer?

    In the decades after WWII it was common to speculate on just how such a proudly civilized country such as Germany, back then even an historically relative paradise for Europe's Jews, could turn so suddenly into such a dark venture. It turns out that it was rather easy, and we are witnessing a...
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