How To Manipulate Naïve People

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One of the tricks beloved of those who seek to manipulate the naïve is our old friend the false choice. The present-day scourge of populism relies not only on general ignorance and simple-mindedness but also on this hoary old method to corral people’s thinking in such a way as to obfuscate reality and lead people into a mental dead-end.



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Allan Milne Lees

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