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Doublethink

A political term referring to the act of willingly believing two contradictory statements. For example, doublethink may involve trusting the government when one's preferred party is in power and never trusting it when the preferred party is not in power. The term is strongly associated with government propaganda. See also: Doublespeak.
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Not in the world of Labour double-think. Watson is portrayed as a champion of his constituency rather than a fly-man sticking two fingers up to democracy.
We can summarize the central dilemma for NRP thus: If you are determined to accommodate mental causation while keeping (1) and (2), then either you reject (3) and accept systematic causal overdetermination (you double-count), or you reject (5) and claim there are two distinct metaphysical templates for causal relations (you double-think).
The natural defense against the progress of euphemism--hypocrisy is a less attractive word for it--is the arrogant double-think of irony: a "set, ironic rictus," Mr.
On the academic front, moving from a legacy of left politics to basic right-wing double-think, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese offered her stellar tract Feminism Is Not the Story of My Life.
We root for him so hard because he came up the same way we did and can speak to and for us, and we double-think the fact that he's become the Boss living in a Hollywood Hills mansion, whose music and career outline a fin de siecle summary of rock's history, a narrative reworking of its genetic strands into one final, do-not-go-gentle scream.
On the contrary, many discussions about this aspect of the concept of God still leave more than a suspicion of double-think. Dr Henry Jansen identifies the key issue in his clearly written and balanced study of the notion of God.
He reopens Bukharin's trial, seeing in the Bolshevik's testimony complete intellectual captivity to the mystique of the Communist Party, a deeply ingrained double-think that was the product of Leninism, not Stalinism.
Annas indeed tries to mitigate the effects of the consequential double-think, which notoriously plagues modem utilitarian attempts to accommodate traditional virtues of character, by denying that Aristotle's version of the two-level account is such as to import the "schizophrenia" problem.
Was this double-think in the name of journalism inspired by the company's executives or its attack-dog labor law firm, King and Ballow?
Denial of unpleasant facts helps explain recurring instances of double standards, or indeed double-think, like de Gaulle's view of the United States as the main threat to France's independence (while knowing full well that Soviet troops were, as he put it in 1947, 'two legs of the Tour de France away from Strasbourg'), or the Europeans' strong objection to linking continued aid with Soviet good behaviour as originally agreed in Helsinki.(13) But if fear of the Red Army is a factor, it sheds a light only on opposition to Washington's diplomacy.
The body of Gibson's account explains why the massive inputs calculated according to microeconomics and game theory did not create victory in the ground war, the air war, or the battle for "the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese." The story is a chronicle of contradiction, falsification, defeat, and denial by "double-think." At the ground level, search-and-destroy missions were conducted like well-oiled, capital-intensive assembly lines.
It is educational double-think to imagine that we can put them into separate groups without also creating an 'us and them' culture."