Thursday, January 7, 2016

Michael A. Hoffman - Overcoming Orwellian Groupthink




Michael A. Hoffman examines the critical issues of free speech, truth and lies in history, and the Orwellian concept of "groupthink," a type of thought within a deeply cohesive in-group whose members try to minimize conflict and reach consensus without critically testing, analyzing, and evaluating ideas. It is a second potential negative consequence of group cohesion. The importance of academic freedom and language in the context of revisionist history are also discussed.


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2 comments:

Amerikaner said...

I've known of Hoffman for a long time, but had never heard this speech before. This may be his best ever in my opinion. Great find Scorpio.

nilus said...

Fantastic. Wish it were longer.