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Willful Blindness

Willful Blindness Is No Defense

Brad Reid | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
Brad Reid

Margaret Heffernan's recent book, Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril, explores the many reasons for willful blindness and profiles courageous individuals who saw the facts.

Bradley Manning: Willful Blindness Strikes Again

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Heffernan

Willful blindness occurs when there are things we could know, should know but somehow manage not to know. Bradley Manning represents a classic case of willful blindness

Can Fear of Embarrassment Kill You?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margaret Heffernan

The other day I was in a car with my daughter, being driven by a friend who, because the journey was long, fit in a conference call. I sat frozen in my seat. What could I do?