Opinion

Ever wondered how someone could possibly believe their own words? Try 'steelmanning' their argument

By Mark Stephens
May 22 2020 - 6:30pm
When was the last time public debate was honestly used as a tool to change minds or achieve consensus? Picture: Shutterstock

"COVIDiot" is a prime candidate to be 2020's word of the year. It's a snappy noun perfectly designed to trend. No doubt some of us deserve the appellation. But perhaps not as many as we first might think.

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