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310Lspring2009concludinglecturePartIIPPoutline - Concluding...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/19/10 Concluding lecture, part II Self-defense and creative action
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2/19/10 How to protect yourself in politics Remember that authority resides in the mind of the beholder , who usually grants it unconsciously, rather than in the actor claiming authority, where most people think it resides and where most actors claim it resides. So do your own authority-granting consciously , after careful evaluation of the merits of the claim to authority that you are
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2/19/10 Defensive consumption of the media Remember Luntz and Lakoff interviews about political use of language Remember my segment on “How to read the morning paper and watch the evening news” Some guidance from Brooks Jackson & Kathleen Hall Jamieson, unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation
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2/19/10 Rules for finding facts in a world of disinformation You can’t be completely certain You can be certain enough Look for general agreement among experts Check primary sources Know what counts Know who’s talking Seeing shouldn’t necessarily be believing Cross-check everything that matters Be skeptical, but not cynical—demand
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2/19/10 From knowledge to conscious action
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2/19/10 The major political resources What the major resources are: votes, money, access, information (especially expertise) and its manipulation and concealment sometimes, time/action
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2/19/10 Resources in politics They are very unevenly distributed in our society and in the world, and are only partially substitutable. As a result,
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