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Recognizing “Brainwashing” Messages
Season 6, Episode 4 • 26-Nov-2020
How can you recognize messages promoted by “brainwashing,” or subversive one-sided indoctrination, in today’s culture? Here are some questions you can ask, based on the 7 Checks of Critical Thinking, to discern instruction versus indoctrination in everyday messages.
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