Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday links

Arthur Rackham, Goblin Market:

What Britain could learn from Portugal's drugs policy. Also, the US.

Blogging And Mass Psychomanipulation is a brief post on "how perfect blogging is, with its constant feedback loop, as a training ground for mass psychology and manipulation." The best bit: "Remember this, though. When you’re reading something here that’s getting you really riled up, stop. It may be that you really should be thinking the exact opposite of what you are. And if you find yourself floating through a post agreeing with all the subtle pandering, wake up! And call us on it immediately."

The problem with that admirable warning? Believers can't be critical. When you preach to the choir, the choir never doubts you.