It was Thomas Jefferson who said that an informed electorate is a prerequisite for democracy. But he assumed that people would change their minds when faced with facts and that their beliefs would proceed ever closer to the truth. It turns out that's not always the case.
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Written by Austin Jesse Mitchell October 13, 2016
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