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Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity by John Stossel
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Oct 23, 07

bookshelves: current-events
Recommended for: clear-eyed pragmatists
Read in January, 2007

"A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged" is a saying I subscribe to. Stossel's book is a good example of how much we want to believe many incorrect things, despite their untruthfulness, because it makes us feel good to believe them. But "A life based on falsehood is not a life, but merely a shadow thereof" is also true, and facing facts is crucial. And Stossel uses facts to debunk squishy feelings, as he should.
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Gary

>"A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged"
> is a saying I subscribe to.

So, is that factually based, as it should be?






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