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Download A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense: Find Your Inner by Normand Baillargeon PDF

By Normand Baillargeon

Title note: unique identify Petit cours d'autodéfense intellectuelle
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2005
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What is the connection among democracy and demanding pondering? What needs to a citizen in a democracy understand to make the notice democracy significant?

In A brief direction in highbrow Self-Defense, historian and educator Normand Baillargeon offers readers with the instruments to work out throughout the spin and jargon of daily politics and information reporting with the intention to come to a decision for themselves what's at stake and the way to invite the mandatory inquiries to safeguard themselves from the manipulations of the govt and the media.

Whether the problem be the decision to what we’re informed may be a cold battle, the "debate" round clever layout, or the which means of an army expenditure, Baillargeon teaches readers to guage info and kind truth from legit and media spin.

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