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"Critical Times for Critical Thinking"

Here’s a rather depressing essay that ties in with my post about high school debate ruining my blogging career. As Elizabeth Scalia asks:

“How can significant issues be tackled when a culture of cynicism and relativism has destroyed appreciation for the truth?”

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    • Edward Willett on July 8, 2008 at 4:42 pm
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    Thanks for the follow-up, and the link to your blog. Very interesting!

    • Coralie on July 6, 2008 at 8:08 pm
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    Hassenpfeffer, as a good high school debater you may have learned by now that the Fred Hiatt editorial referred to here was based on selective quoting. Hiatt often left out the second half of the sentence that qualified the first half. “This claim was supported by intelligence [BUT did not take into consideration the many disagreements/uncertainties within the intelligence agencies]” That sort of thing.
    Then Elizabeth Scalia characterized all 1,643 comments on Hiatt’s article by one person’s insulting remark. I went and looked at some of the Hiatt comments. Most were at least civil, many backed up their assertions.
    People promoting critical thinking should demonsrate it.
    My blog on critical thinking is

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