Trumped up persuasion

Here’s a review of The Persuaders in the Financial Times.  The reviewer is right to open the piece with a consideration of the crowds cheering Donald Trump and tie that in with some of the topics in the book.  He wraps it up nicely:

The author worries, rightly, that in losing the ability to argue and question intelligently we become more susceptible to the subtle and unseen skills of powerful persuaders. We could all fall prey to fallacies, sophistry and demagoguery . . . any day now.

 

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