Cognitive Dissonance: The Mind’s Manoeuvre from Uncomfortable Truths
We’ve all experienced it! The mental conflict that comes when new information threatens your beliefs, assumptions or actions.
Professor Daniel Meegan of Guelph University, Ontario, Canada, explains the defensive mind manoeuvres that we’re likely to make when such mental conflicts occur. In our present age of troubling uncertainties and existential crises, cognitive dissonance is also common among politicians.
Is it necessary for our sanity, or a potentially dangerous cop-out? Professor Meegan takes an unblinkered look at how we phase out unwelcome information.
Lenin and Ukraine
Vladimir Lenin’s view on UKRAINE was vastly different from Vladimir Putin’s!
What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words
Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of climate change — and in particular, when the major coal, oil and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they knew about it …