Tag: Bias

Saliency, ‘bullshit artism’ and political agenda setting

    By Mikael Hertig Master of Political Science Both in Europe and America we have experienced a growth in manipulative behavior. It is often described of a ‘postfactual’ period indicating that truth too often is ignored (whatever truth means). Manipulation has always been embedded in politics. The term ‘Saliency’  was introduced to me at an early stage. [Robert E…

Psychiatry of Mass Killings: Necessary and sufficient conditions?

Is the political motive if any justification or real cause? In Europe we experience a trend in explaining and understanding  mass killings. We have had them in Paris, Bruxelles,  in Nice, in Munich, in Oslo and in Winnenden (Germany). In US, we can mention city after city.  It is quite obvious that the killings in Paris were arranged by islamists…