There is No Absolute Truth: On Covid-19, Misinformation, and Bullshit

by Julia Wong interviews Carl Bergstrom edited by O Society May 2, 2020 Carl Bergstrom is uniquely suited to understanding the current moment. A professor of biology at the University of Washington, he spends his career studying two seemingly disparate topics: emerging infectious diseases and networked misinformation. The two merged into one the moment reports of … Continue reading There is No Absolute Truth: On Covid-19, Misinformation, and Bullshit

When Someone Sees All of This Coming a Decade Ago…

APR 19, 2010 Crystal Ball by Chris Hedges Truthdig "It is very similar to late Weimar Germany,” Noam Chomsky told me when I called him at his office in Cambridge, Mass. “The parallels are striking. There was also tremendous disillusionment with the parliamentary system. The most striking fact about Weimar was not that the Nazis managed … Continue reading When Someone Sees All of This Coming a Decade Ago…

Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian

by MediaLens Dec 6, 2018 When we think of prisons, we tend to think of Alcatraz, Bang Kwang and Belmarsh with their guard towers, iron bars and concrete. But in his forthcoming book, '33 Myths of the System', Darren Allen invites us to imagine a prison with walls made entirely of vacuous guff: 'Censorship is … Continue reading Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian