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Why we need better BS in 2012

Here’s something we can do with less of in 2012: BS.
It’s all over television, in magazines and in newspapers and even in our serious papers, such as The New York Times. It is spouted by politicians and pitched by product spokesmen.
Modern life is manufacturing an unprecedented amount of it.
BS “is unavoidable whenever circumstances require someone to talk without knowing what he is talking about,” writes Harry Frankfurt, philosopher emeritus at Princeton University, who authored “On Bull (expletive).”
Thanks to cable television there are numerous opportunities for people to yap about all kinds of things they ...


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