Cognitive Illusions

False Beliefs That We Intuitively Accept As True

NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS / PANCHO

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We can keep expanding our settlements in the West Bank, maintain our nuclear monopoly in the Middle East, preemptively strike any nation who challenges us, break the Palestinian spirit with our steely resolve, be confident that we are the good guys and they the terrorists, assured that world opinion will always be on our side, and sleep soundly above the moral fray knowing that if our friends ever fail us …

The 20-foot concrete wall around our country will keep us safe.

Circulate widely.