On occasions I’ll get that question when I put up a chapter heading to my general Facebook account. The chapter headings have been fan favorites from the first book. Here I release the latest along with images.
If you’re not sure what I’m talking about these the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. They often attributed to William Stephenson; however, if you’re paying attention William Stephenson’s book is destroyed. The fictional book from which all the quotes come from is written by Jay Nichols. He puts Stephenson name on it partly out of respect, and partly because he doesn’t want people hunting him down anymore. It also explain why some quotes are dated after Stephenson died.
The heading themselves are historical anecdotes, and scientific studies about persuasion, mass media influence, and propaganda. They all seek to drive the answer to a single question. The every first question asked at the beginning of the series; “What makes you believe?….because if you don’t know how that works, you won’t know when you’re being manipulated.”