Propaganda

It’s better to understand something than to know it

7 months ago adcity Comments Off on It’s better to understand something than to know it
“Knowing” and “understanding” are related concepts, but they’re not the same. Each is a distinct mental state involving cognitive grasp: Knowing is static, referring to discrete facts, while understanding is active, describing the ability to analyze and place those facts in context to form a big picture. Without knowledge, understanding is impossible. But having knowledge Read More

Here’s how to track if Xi Jinping “wins” when he meets Trump

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Here’s how to track if Xi Jinping “wins” when he meets Trump
When Donald Trump hosted Xi Jinping at his private club Mar-a-Lago in April, the American president informed his Chinese counterpart—over “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake,” as Trump told reporters later—that he had ordered a missile attack against Syria. Like that, the first Trump-Xi summit was overshadowed by the Syria strikes. Syria isn’t central Read More

China is promoting spying as the perfect hobby for the entire family

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on China is promoting spying as the perfect hobby for the entire family
Last year, China’s authorities used Mr. Bean and Batman knockoffs to publicize the importance of safeguarding state secrets, as part of its first National Security Education Day. Now, a 10-minute long cartoon directed at children between the ages of seven and 12 demonstrates how—with the help of a grandparent—you can tell if someone in your Read More

A stray dog became the world’s first cosmonaut 60 years ago today

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on A stray dog became the world’s first cosmonaut 60 years ago today
Laika was a dog with humble beginnings who would become a global star. The first living being to leave the Earth’s orbit, taking off 60 years ago today in the Russian satellite Sputnik on Nov. 3, 1957, the stray mutt landed a place in history. Discovered by a talent spotter from the Russian space program Read More