Test of Three

A dozen years ago, I read about the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates’ “Test of Three.”  As the story goes, Socrates proposed this test of three questions before you repeat a rumor: It makes no difference whether or not Socrates actually said this, but the principle is sound regardless of its source. I remembered Socrates this …

True, Good and Useful

This post first appeared a decade ago, in March 2012. Since then – from my perspective – things have only gotten worse. Forty years ago, I habitually read The New York Times from cover to cover. I trusted the writers who were committed to writing the truth and to attributing their facts to sources. Today, …