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 Third Paradigm  
 or Two Half-Truths Don't Make a Whole
 Regular Show
 Tereza Coraggio  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc) 
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Demonstrates the importance of the Trivium education from ancient Greece: grammar, logic, and rhetoric, to learn how to think rather than what to think. Uses Julian Assange as an example of someone who uses classical techniques to identify and rebut ad hominem and lunatic fringe attacks. Defines blood libel from James Carroll's book on anti-Semiticism in the Church, Constantine's Sword, and shows how Sarah Palin twisted it into an opposite meaning.
Third Paradigm is written, performed, and produced by Tereza Coraggio. Please contact at tereza(at) with comments or if airing this show.

Multimedia transcripts and all things web are produced by Mike Scirocco. This episode is posted at

Music: Cinematic Orchestra with Child's Song from Ma Fleur, Willie Nelson with Peace Revolution, and Laura Gibson with Where Have All Your Good Words Gone.
Reads "Let My Country Awake" by Rabindranath Tagore, "Eagle Poem" by Joy Harjo, and "To the New Year" by W.S. Merwin. Plays an excerpt from Peace Revolution's first podcast from the Trivium Education website. Quotes from "Conversational Terrorism" on Sleight of Mind techniques like Weasel Wording, Moving the Goalpost, Heat-Seeking Question, and Statistical Non Sequiter. Identifies "liberal" anti-conspiracist Chip Berlet as a master of the fallacious argument. Shows how he used Red Herring and Straw Man techniques to discredit investigations into the Federal Reserve, by linking it to the Tucson shooter, and the investigation of 911 in a 2002 Democracy Now debate with David Ray Griffin.

 3P-067 Rhetorical Devisives Download Program Podcast
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00:29:37 English 2011-02-05
 Santa Cruz, CA
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