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Willful blindness : why we ignore the obvious at our peril

Author: Margaret Heffernan
Publisher: New York : Walker, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Presents an analysis of the human tendency towards selective ignorance, discussing why people practice denial and assessing the impact of the phenomenon on private and working lives as well as within governments and organizations.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Heffernan
ISBN: 9780802719980 0802719988
OCLC Number: 639161268
Description: 294 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Affinity and beyond --
Love is blind --
Dangerous convictions --
The limits of your mind --
The ostrich instruction --
Just following orders --
The cult of cultures --
Bystanders --
Out of sight, out of mind --
De-moralizing work --
Cassandra --
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Presents an analysis of the human tendency towards selective ignorance, discussing why people practice denial and assessing the impact of the phenomenon on private and working lives as well as within governments and organizations.

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