What Five Fantasy Worlds Teach Us about Our Politics
It's a cold-war set in space, with politics aligning towards left of center. It showcases the dangers of nationalism, with great leaders ending up causing enormous damage and harm because of their being hard-core patriotic.
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The world, which was looking forward at that time, is now increasingly looking backwards.
The feeling of nostalgia should be high when the present is unpleasant, but this isn't what is happening.
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Becoming a logical person involves cultivating intellectual habits and skills that may seem simple, but are only achieved after lots of education and training.
When we're not paying sufficient attention to a situation, it is easy to make mistakes in reasoning.
The logical person has to train himself to always pay attention, even in familiar situations.
If the fact is an existing thing, then access it to establish its factualness.
If you cannot establish factualness by direct evidence, then test the authenticity and reliability of the indirect evidence.