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abond Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 11:46 AM
I wish I could remember the study that concluded the higher your level of education, the more easily you're brainwashed; Dr Zimbardo, worth a look?
Ron4594 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 12:19 PM
The Peter Principle is similar to that: Everyone rises to his level of incompetence.

At first, anybody who recognized the murderous assault on the American consulate in Benghazi as a terrorist attack didn't know what he was talking about. It was just the result of a spontaneous demonstration that got out of hand. It was all the fault of a shadowy little video that had taken the Prophet Mohammed's name in vain. It had provoked the violence. The attack couldn't have been planed in advance. Or anticipated, either.

From the White House press secretary to our ambassador at the United Nations, that was the official line and the whole administration stuck to it. For a...