Tuesday, October 06, 2009

'Ask, Believe, Receive'

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Counter-Knowledge
Damian Thompson
( http://www.atlantic-books.co.uk/)

`Hit-and-run' secret

Some of the brightest and most dynamic people in Western society make a living from counter-knowledge, cautions Damian Thompson in Counter-Knowledge. “It takes a talented entrepreneur to make a profit from false information, to package it so skilfully that questions about truthfulness and accuracy either never arise or are successfully brushed aside.” They are not just salesmen, they are what Malcolm Gladwell calls ‘connectors,’ with friends and business contacts across a wide range of subcultures and niches, the author adds.

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