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My old philosophy of science professor, Donald Gillies, used to tell a story about when he attended Karl Popper’s undergraduate lectures at the LSE in the 1960s. If I remember the story rightly Popper used to begin by simply commanding his students: “Observe!” The students would look about them, try to avoid his gaze, shift awkwardly […]

29 July 2013
Conspiracy in Turkey: Erdoğan and the “interest rate lobby”

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed a few weeks ago that the protests in Turkey and Brazil were orchestrated by the same unspecified conspirators. The Guardian reports Erdoğan declaring: “The same game is now being played over Brazil. The symbols are the same, the posters are the same, Twitter, Facebook are the same, the international media […]

10 July 2013