[ duhb-uhl-thingk ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˌθɪŋk /
the acceptance of two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
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But 70 years after Orwell wrote those words, doublethink seems to be winning.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS|Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was an almost schizophrenic existence, and a few bizarre remnants of this doublethink still punctuate my life here.
British Dictionary definitions for doublethink
/ (ˈdʌbəlˌθɪŋk) /
deliberate, perverse, or unconscious acceptance or promulgation of conflicting facts, principles, etc
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