incestuous amplification

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 2 00:20:36 UTC 2013

 From Krugman:
> Back during the early days of the Iraq debacle, I learned that the
> military has a term for how highly dubious ideas become not just
> accepted, but viewed as certainties. "Incestuous amplification" happen
> when a closed group of people repeat the same things to each other --
> and when accepting the group's preconceptions itself becomes a
> necessary ticket to being in the in-group.


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