"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
The Bill of Rights, Amendment I of the U.S. Constitution
Trust in a shared objective reality is important to create a society with common ground.
University learning and research promote the value of empirical knowledge and the scientific method for understanding the world around us.
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Propaganda hinders effective democratic functioning and “results in the manipulation of the mob by the elite.”
Pratkanis, A. R., & Turner, M. E. (1996). Persuasion and democracy: Strategies for increasing deliberative participation and enacting social change. Journal of Social Issues, 52(1), 187–205. (MLibrary Access)
As cited in DiFonzo, N. (2010). Propaganda. In The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (MLibrary Access)