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Growing up, we were told TV would rot our brains. So, instead, I’ve been watching documentaries! For years. I’m guessing you have too. They’re a great alternative to fiction movies and TV shows. They make us feel educated, not just entertained. And why shouldn’t they? They throw all sorts of educational material at us, leaning heavily on quotes, statistics, and facts. And best of all, documentaries weave everything into a compelling narrative wrapped in a pretty bow.

But one day, I watched a documentary about a topic I knew well. There, in plain sight, I witnessed the hallmarks of persuasiveness without the rigor of intellectual honesty. …


Pavel Sokolovsky

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