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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Jul 20

From Post-Truth to Paradigm Shift“There is nothing more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” — Martin Luther King JrPrologue: Thinking about Think TanksThomas Medvetz’ book Think Tanks in America (2012) presents a great fusion of some my interests: think tanks, public sociology, and intellectualism. The impact of think tanks — havens for knowledge production and policy shaping — falls very short of the ideal behind them. They tend to degrade into a “lobbying firm in disguise” (p. 29), coming to conclusions that confirm bias and crowd out other voices. Think tanks have effectively become powerful political actors with little to no accountability. Few, if any, make a reflexive …

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From Post-Truth to Paradigm Shift“There is nothing more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” — Martin Luther King JrPrologue: Thinking about Think TanksThomas Medvetz’ book Think Tanks in America (2012) presents a great fusion of some my interests: think tanks, public sociology, and intellectualism. The impact of think tanks — havens for knowledge production and policy shaping — falls very short of the ideal behind them. They tend …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Jul 20

From Post-Truth to Paradigm Shift“There is nothing more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” — Martin Luther King JrPrologue: Thinking about Think TanksThomas Medvetz’ book Think Tanks in America (2012) presents a great fusion of some my interests: think tanks, public sociology, and intellectualism. The impact of think tanks — havens for knowledge production and policy shaping — falls very short of the ideal behind them. They tend to degrade into a “lobbying firm in disguise” (p. 29), coming to conclusions that confirm bias and crowd out other voices. Think tanks have effectively become powerful political actors with little to no accountability. Few, if any, make a reflexive …

Anti-Intellectualism in American Strife Read More »

From Post-Truth to Paradigm Shift“There is nothing more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” — Martin Luther King JrPrologue: Thinking about Think TanksThomas Medvetz’ book Think Tanks in America (2012) presents a great fusion of some my interests: think tanks, public sociology, and intellectualism. The impact of think tanks — havens for knowledge production and policy shaping — falls very short of the ideal behind them. They tend …

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