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Casual Quoting

Ever come across someone casually quoting you? It's a cool feeling. It's been happening to me quite a bit lately. Not like I'm famous or anything. Just periodically.

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Writing Life

Books live lives, touch lives, they tether lives to the world. People who read your books are — sick in bed on sunny days — or sad because he’s out of town — or flying across oceans in cramped spaces — or anxious in the waiting room, eager to hear their daughter’s first cries or…

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The Russian Propaganda Model

RAND research as well as others like PEW research have put out their findings on the Russian propaganda tech. The Russian propaganda model is high-volume and multichannel, and it disseminates messages without regard for the truth. It is also rapid, continuous, and repetitive, and it lacks commitment to consistency.

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Appeal to Fear

The combination of a measured Appeal to Fear  in combination or tandem with the But You Are Free (BYAF), tool (also known as the Evocation Of Freedom to Compliance) is currently in the top three persuasion tactics currently understood.

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When people observe a conflict most are quick to side with one of the parties. Once a side has been taken, empathy with that party further solidifies this choice. Hence, it will be suggested that empathy is not neutral to judgment and rational decision-making. This does not mean, however, that the one who empathizes will necessarily have made the best choice.

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