Denyse O'Leary

Denyse O’Leary is an author, journalist, and blogger who has mainly written popular science and social science. Fellow Canadian Marshall McLuhan’s description of electronic media as a global village means that we continually encounter our whole world in our own homes. The age of information is, for better and worse, overtaking the age of materialism. The limiting commodity in new media is not money but time, not material goods but attention. The implications have hardly begun to sink in.

She lives in Ottawa, Canada, with Tom, Dick, and Harry, who got drafted into the information revolution by getting microchipped at the cat hospital.

How can we defend the right to think for ourselves?
30 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: free speech, no-platforming, political correctness
You need true grit and a thick skin

Don’t expect a quick end to the war on free speech
16 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: free speech, freedom of speech, political correctness
The momentum of the campaign will be hard to stop

When professors stifle freedom of thought
10 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: academic freedom, duke university, free speech, political correctness
In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality

The war on freedom is rotting our intellectual life
2 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
How can you think if you don't believe in Truth?

The illogic of famous logicians
26 Apr 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: albert einstein, Communism, communism, philosophy, political correctness
Millions died while reason took a century-long holiday

The war on intellectual freedom
20 Apr 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: campus rage, free speech
How political correctness morphed into a monster.

How did ‘populism’ become such a dirty word?
12 Apr 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Brexit, brexit, democracy, elitism, populism
A left-wing journalist offers some thoughts.

What can we do about fake news that would not diminish real news?
12 Jan 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: China, Facebook, fake news
Critics of 'fake news' should go to China --- only the government has the right to post fake news.

Does fake news make a difference in politics?
11 Jan 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: 2016 elections, fake news, media
Or is the term just sour grapes from journalists and politicians who misread the electorate?

What is fake news? Do we actually believe it?
10 Jan 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: fake news, media
Most of the magazines in your supermarket peddle it week after week

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