Articles by Serena Balani

February 28, 2023

America's First Mass Media Demagogue

Andrew Lapin discusses the rise, fall, and legacy of Father Charles Coughlin.

By Serena Balani
Published: February 28, 2023

January 22, 2023

The Pioneers of Propaganda Literacy

Dr. Elisabeth Fondren discusses the ground-breaking Institute for Propaganda Analysis: its mission, impact, and legacy.

By Serena Balani and Michael Gordon
Published: January 22, 2023

August 02, 2022

The Danger of False Equivalence

Dr. Ken Broda Bahm discusses the danger false equivalence poses to rational argument and methods to counter it.

By Serena Balani
Published: August 02, 2022

July 14, 2022

Achieving Critical Thinking

Dr. Linda Elder discusses the obstacles we all face to achieving true critical thinking.

By Serena Balani
Published: July 14, 2022

June 14, 2022

What is Reflexive Control?

How Russia's use of reflexive control can drive an opponent to the point of paralysis.

By Serena Balani
Published: June 14, 2022

May 29, 2022

Relinquishing False Narratives

Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky discusses the cognitive challenge of relinquishing false narratives.

By Serena Balani
Published: May 29, 2022

May 16, 2022

The Polarized States of America

Dr. Peter Coleman discusses the nation's progression to "toxic polarization" and how we can begin to break the cycle.

By Serena Balani
Published: May 16, 2022