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In the United States, painkillers take more lives than heroin and cocaine combined – Globe and Mail, Oct. 3, 2014

The topic of evidence and where it leads is of interest to me. Truthiness takes a person elsewhere; truthiness makes for engaging and compelling stories built upon the absence of empirical evidence. As noted at the link in the previous sentence, More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness (2012) provides a definition and an overview (pp. […]

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When Britain burned the White House

I have an interest in military history including the history of the British empire. My interest in the latter empire stems from the fact that Colonel Samuel Smith, who fought on the British side in the American Revolutionary War, in 1797 built a log cabin a one-minute walk from where I live in Long Branch (Toronto […]

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Do you recall the Oka crisis?

We know a fair amount is know about human memory – what it is, how it works, and how sometimes it fails us. Among other things as Daniel L. Schacter (2001) notes, memory is subject to blocking, misattribution, bias, persistence, and suggestibility. Two good sources, among others, about what research has revealed about memory are […]

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Can the term neoliberalism be turned into a useful analytic tool?

Given my interest in how language interacts with perception, I enjoyed reading an overview, in Status Update (2013), of the history of neoliberalism. Boas and Gans-Morse (2009) In her discussion of neoliberalism in Status Update (2013), Alice E. Marwick cites a 2009 journal article by Taylor C. Boas and Jordan Gans-Morse entitled Neo liberalism: From New Liberal Philosophy to Anti-Liberal Slogan. The source is: […]