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Chris S. Coulston - Associate Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Book Title: The Emperor's New Clothes

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Book Description:

The Emperor's New Clothes is a story about illusions that are passed off as unassailable truths. These illusions are present in organized social institutions like politics and religion. No matter how good the intention, any institution that can unquestionably proclaim "the truth" is bound to result in exploitation. We should all strive to be more like the boy in the story who risks being a fool to point out the transparency of a lie.


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