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The Resource Groupthink : a study in self delusion, Christopher Booker ; edited by Richard North

Groupthink : a study in self delusion, Christopher Booker ; edited by Richard North

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Groupthink : a study in self delusion
Title
Groupthink
Title remainder
a study in self delusion
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Booker ; edited by Richard North
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
In Groupthink, his final book, the late, eminent journalist and bestselling author Christopher Booker seeks to identify the hidden key to understanding much that is disturbing about the world today. With reference to the ideas of a Yale professor who first identified the theory, and to the writings of George Orwell from whose 'newspeak' the word was adapted, Booker sheds new light on the remarkable - and worrying - effects of 'groupthink', and its influence on our society. Booker defines the three rules of groupthink: the adoption of a common view or belief not based on objective reality; the establishment of a consensus of right-minded people, an 'in group'; and the need to treat the views of anyone who questions the belief as wholly unacceptable. He shows how various interest groups, journalists and even governments in the twenty-first century have subscribed to this way of thinking, with deeply disturbing results. As Booker shows, such behaviour has led to a culture of fear, heralded by countless examples throughout history, from Revolutionary Russia to Napoleonic France and Hitler's Germany. In the present moment it has caused countless errors in judgement and the division of society into highly polarised, oppositional factions. From the behaviour of the controversial Rhodes Must Fall movement to the sacking of James Damore of Google, society's attitudes towards gender equality, the Iraq war and the 'European Dream', careers and lives have been lost as those in the 'in-group' police society with their new form of puritanism. As Booker argues, only by examining its underlying causes can we understand the sinister power of groupthink which permeates all aspects of our lives
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Booker, Christopher
Dewey number
302.3
Index
index present
LC call number
HM746
LC item number
.B66 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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North, Richard
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  • Social groups
  • Group decision making
  • Social groups
  • Social influence
  • Political participation
  • Control (Psychology)
  • Political correctness
  • Prejudices
  • Control (Psychology)
  • Group decision making
  • Political correctness
  • Political participation
  • Prejudices
  • Social groups
  • Social groups
  • Social influence
Label
Groupthink : a study in self delusion, Christopher Booker ; edited by Richard North
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The rules of Groupthink -- Part I. Political correctness -- a first case study: 1. The origins of political correctness ; 2. Hatred and make-believe rule, OK? ; 3. The real nature of 'Political correctness' -- Part II. Groupthink and times of change -- A detour into history ; 4. Times of change: How dreams become nightmares ; 5. The 'Fantasy cycle' and the 'Swinging Sixties' ; 6. Groupthink and the 'European Project' ; 7. Global warming ; 8. The strange story of Darwinism -- A conclusion by Richard North
Control code
on1064527895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781472979544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Groupthink : a study in self delusion, Christopher Booker ; edited by Richard North
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The rules of Groupthink -- Part I. Political correctness -- a first case study: 1. The origins of political correctness ; 2. Hatred and make-believe rule, OK? ; 3. The real nature of 'Political correctness' -- Part II. Groupthink and times of change -- A detour into history ; 4. Times of change: How dreams become nightmares ; 5. The 'Fantasy cycle' and the 'Swinging Sixties' ; 6. Groupthink and the 'European Project' ; 7. Global warming ; 8. The strange story of Darwinism -- A conclusion by Richard North
Control code
on1064527895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781472979544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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