On Politics and Power

"Whether you use bullets or ballots, you\ve got to aim well; don't strike at the puppet, strike the puppeteer."
- Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Without people, there is no power. This collection is about those people, the puppeteers, and the power that flows between.

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It's not 'just' a placebo


Female zealots


Teenage brains aren't undeveloped, they're just doing something else


On Emotion


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It's not 'just' a placebo


Voluntary Censorship


In praise of the sage


Solving the Paradox of Tolerance


Your personality doesn't belong to you


Female zealots


How we choose our psychic predators


The sophists: natural justice or social justice?


Things to be worried about: hydraulic despotism


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Folie à deux: the madness of two


Weber's 'charismatic leader' is misleading


Teenage brains aren't undeveloped, they're just doing something else


Zone of Proximal Development


On Emotion


Why people lie to you (and you let them)


Annoying media trends explained by the propaganda model of Herman and Chompsky


Chompsky's 'Manufacturing Consent' explains everything that's ever pissed you off about the news


The absurd artificial divide that's making money off racism


We don't live in a true democracy, but that can be our strength


Who was Plato and Why Should We Care


The three reasons why everyone is so 'cliquey'


Academic publishers - the biggest evil you didn't know existed


Children strike back - Bobo doll experiments


How conversation sparks intimacy


Why do we speak in tongues


The Difference Between Anger, Hurt and Hate—it's about power


Three hidden needs that control our relationships


Sex is about more than making babies


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