The Irish Times: Do you let clichés and slogans do the thinking for you?

Joe Humphreys:

As the second World War approached, the British philosopher Susan Stebbing wrote of “an urgent need to-day for the citizens of a democracy to think well”. She said: “ Our difficulties are due partly to our own stupidity, partly to the exploitation of that stupidity, and partly to our own prejudices and personal desires.”

Her words are as relevant in 2018…