We lurch from one headline idea at a time to the next, don’t we? The great collective wail just now is about fake news. It’s the cool new obsession.
Here is an excerpt from Foreign Policy about Finland, my home-by-marriage. Title of the article is Why Is Finland Able to Fend Off Putin’s Information War?
The author is Reid Standish, who has done his time, living in and reporting from Finland. He writes that a “… combination of widespread critical thinking skills among the Finnish population and a coherent government response makes a strong defense against concerted outside efforts to skew reality and undermine faith in institutions.”
In Brexit Britain, Trump’s USA, Geert Wilders’ Netherlands, Le Pen’s France, go on and add Orban in Hungary and go however further you like, how often have you heard about a “combination of widespread critical thinking skills among the … population and a coherent government response?”