A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense
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NORMAND BAILLARGEON is Professor of Education Fundamentals at the University of Québec in Montreal, where he teaches on the history of pedagogy and the philosophy of education.
Le monde diplomatique
Normand Baillargeon puts us on guard against… the deceptions of pseudoscience [and] media-orchestrated manipulation. ... A compact and accessibly written guide to the detection and treatment of things sneaky and mendacious.
Grit and Roses
... A compact and accessibly written guide to the detection and treatment of things sneaky and mendacious.
My personal feeling is that citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self-defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control, and to lay the basis for more meaningful democracy. -Noam Chomsky