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Martin Cohen

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Salies-de-Béarn, France
Editor, Philosopher and Freelancer — The Philosopher
Covers:  political philosophy, philosophy, philosophy of education, social sciences
Doesn't Cover: news, breaking

Philosophy Editor, author and freelancer - applying philosophy to everyday life (sometimes with unexpected results)

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Biography

I mainly write on philosophy and social science, with a particular interest in energy politics including Climate Change. Most of my articles relate to book projects - but journalism has always been a key way to communicate ideas, 'expose' hypocrisy and start debates

As a freelance, I've written...

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@docmartincohen — 1,645 followers, 6,322 tweets

@krassenstein His real name's not Trump, but Drumpf, and he changed it to Trump because it was already an adjective with a positive connotation. Have a nice day.
@barryjbutler @Sillyshib I think you're quibbling really. We all know that 52% of the electorate 'that voted' voted Leave... What should come out in The DeBrexitification Trials (!) is how the BBC systematically promoted Leave opinions +voices, and planted factless pro-Brexit seeds wherever they could.
This is a very useful thread highlighting the excellent work done by some UK lawyers to protect our fellow EU citizens from Mrs May's dogma and prejudice-driven policies which include rushed deportation contrary to treaty rights. (See also paras 8 o here: https://t.co/Z46dTFjzOr) https://t.co/7ROUH2GEoP
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How is social media changing news?

It's making news much less thoughtful, more 'instant', and I think both trends are dangerous.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Tintin

What does it mean to be a journalist?

For me the word should come attached to 'investigative'. But in my experience, journalists are passive transmitters of other people's views