I Saw The Unknown Known

Many of the early reviews of Errol Morris’s The Unknown Known (which I saw just a little while ago thanks to iTunes) compared it to Morris’s The Fog Of War. The comparison is on the surface a natural. Both of these films are interviews with, and critiques of, secretaries of defense and their roles in controversial wars.… Continue reading I Saw The Unknown Known

Portrait of Denialism: The Magical Thinking of Mike McGrath

Kathryn Schulz’s Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, which I’ll probably praise to the skies once I’m through with it, pointed me to a particularly extreme case of post-hoc rationalization in action. It comes from Billings, Montana, where Jim Bromgard was convicted of the rape and attempted murder of an 8 year-old girl back… Continue reading Portrait of Denialism: The Magical Thinking of Mike McGrath