The Assault on Reason

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Quoting Al Gore from a National Public Radio interview about his new book The Assault on Reason.

“The point of this book is that our nation is so shockingly vulnerable to such crass manipulation. And it’s happening over and over again…” – Al Gore (…talking about The Assault on Reason, his latest book. Via NPR)

I don’t know if Al Gore mentions this in his book but either/or thinking has been the most obvious tool used for such manipulation. It is alarming for me to see how many of us still fall for a thinking fallacy that has been so well documented for many years. It’s a problematic way of thinking that has been embedded in our academic textbooks (even at the advanced university level), in our speech, in our cultural fabric. Moving our logical habits from either/or thinking will require a serious effort in education and personal development.
Al Gore is a true international leader in the ecological and sustainability field. Today I also consider him to be a leader in systems thinking.

National Public Radio (NPR): Al Gore: ‘The Assault on Reason‘ >>

GreenAppleBooks.com: “The Assault on Reason” >>

Gore, A. (2007). The assault on reason. New York: Penguin Press. >>

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