LIONEL PODCAST: A Critical Thinking Tutorial

Truth. You’ve never seen it. Ever. Think about it. Truth implies a certitude in verity. Pure, unadulterated, unedited and unspun. It simply doesn’t exist.

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.

Michael Scriven & Richard Paul (presented at the 8th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Education Reform, Summer 1987) [Citation]

Would that it were that simple. In this podcast, I provide a tutorial on how to interpret and synthesize the news, politics and matters of international governance. But be warned, it destroys every layer of conventional wisdom. It eliminates labels and advances the complete destruction of the fictitious and illusory left-right paradigm.

  1. Well said, Lionel. Dead-on accurate. The differences between the “right” and the “left” are merely superficial – people falsely think that these are two opposing sides, when in actuality, this is a false right-left paradigm.
    It’s ALl political theater for public consumption. Gee, I wonder why your mainstream colleagues aren’t promoting critical thinking to their target audiences. Could it be, perhaps, that they really don’t WANT people thinking critically and independently? (A rhetorical question, of course….) Bravo once again, Lionel. You make me proud.

    Lisa Guliani

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