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False consciousness: Connexipedia Article
The Marxist thesis that material and institutional processes in capitalist society are misleading to the proletariat, and to other classes.
Justifying What You Know Can't Be True
Researchers looking at al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein explore why it is that people often steadfastly believe something even when they've been shown it ain't so.
Laughing at the People of Walmart While Class Warfare Rages in America
What is it that POW and the TSG are really selling? Conformity, my friends. You there, in your comfortable suburban house or your hipster urban condo pad, yes, you are one of the cool people. You’d ne...
On Rumours: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done
Sunstein, Cass R
Describes the social and pyschological forces that make the spread of misinformation inevitable. Its argument runs like this: whether or not we choose to believe something, and whether we feel incline...
The Tyranny of False Consciousness: Know-Nothings of 2010, Part Two
Today's nativists are beset by the crisis of capitalist globalization and its accompanying waves of forced migration. Sadly, nativists refuse to acknowledge the relationship between capitalism and mig...
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramaticall...
Why People Vote Against Themselves: Wisconsin and the Collapse of Liberalism
The reasons people vote against their self-interest are numerous and varied but key to them is often a culture under great stress believing false promises being made to it by the powerful.
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