Sunday, April 29, 2018

Michael Hayden: The End Of Intelligence

The historian Timothy Snyder stresses the importance of reality and truth in his cautionary pamphlet, “On Tyranny.” “To abandon facts,” he writes, “is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power because there is no basis upon which to do so.” He then chillingly observes, “Post-truth is pre-fascism.”
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   Nothing much new, but worth reading. Trump is unlikely to be as bad as he's portrayed. But even if he were only half as bad, it would be cause for great concern.

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