How straw men rely on the brain's tendency to take cognitive "shortcuts" and why they are so durable.
Published: November 19, 2021
Dr. Ruth Ben-Ghiat details the common playbook populist strongmen use to rise to and hold on to power.
Published: June 15, 2021
Combating Polarization and Defending Truth
Jonathan Rauch discusses overcoming polarization and the critical role norms and institutions play in defending truth.
Published: June 10, 2021
Dr. Louis de Sassure discusses the social mechanics of straw men and why they can be effective, even when exposed.
Published: January 21, 2021