Information Extraction

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."
- Malcolm X, Speeches

All sources of information have an agenda. It's not always the same agenda as yours. This collection is about extracting information on our own terms.

Four stages of competence

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

Common sense isn't as helpful as you'd like, and neither is the truth

Avoiding the scientific ego problem

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

How reading (good) non-fiction books builds your empathy

What kind of (armchair) psychologist are you?

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