Denyse O'Leary

Denyse O’Leary is an author, journalist, and blogger who has mainly written popular science and social science. Fellow Canadian Marshall McLuhan’s description of electronic media as a global village means that we continually encounter our whole world in our own homes. The age of information is, for better and worse, overtaking the age of materialism. The limiting commodity in new media is not money but time, not material goods but attention. The implications have hardly begun to sink in.

She lives in Ottawa, Canada, with Tom, Dick, and Harry, who got drafted into the information revolution by getting microchipped at the cat hospital.

You’ve heard of ‘fake news’. How about ‘fake science’?
6 Sep 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: fake news, science
A new book gives a quick summary of key issues

Extra! Extra! A handy guide to the normal fake news 
15 Aug 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: fake news
Surviving information overload

‘Dangerous’: Milo Yiannopoulos delights to provoke
31 Jul 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: conservatism, internet
The book by the gay conservative provocateur is not nearly as Dangerous as the social media world he exposes.

How can we defend the right to think for ourselves?
30 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: free speech, no-platforming, political correctness
You need true grit and a thick skin

Don’t expect a quick end to the war on free speech
16 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: free speech, freedom of speech, political correctness
The momentum of the campaign will be hard to stop

When professors stifle freedom of thought
10 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: academic freedom, duke university, free speech, political correctness
In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality

The war on freedom is rotting our intellectual life
2 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
How can you think if you don't believe in Truth?

The illogic of famous logicians
26 Apr 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: albert einstein, communism, Communism, philosophy, political correctness
Millions died while reason took a century-long holiday

The war on intellectual freedom
20 Apr 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: campus rage, free speech
How political correctness morphed into a monster.

How did ‘populism’ become such a dirty word?
12 Apr 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Brexit, brexit, democracy, elitism, populism
A left-wing journalist offers some thoughts.

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