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David Kennedy

About David Kennedy

Dr Dave Kennedy is the Managing Director of, a philanthropic consultancy, and the former Executive Director of The Atlantic Philanthropies Australia. He is also the Founder of, a not-for-profit initiative that promotes personal and corporate giving. Prior to his philanthropic work, Dr Kennedy was an academic who has worked on three continents – Australia, Asia and North America. He is an award-winning lecturer and researcher, and a recipient of three Australian Research Council (ARC) grants. His last academic posting was as an associate professor at the University of Sydney, School of Health Sciences.

The Trump Twist: Appeal to emotions, label all media as false and undermine science

The deliberate attack on rationality in effect multiplies the impact of Trump’s emotional appeals because factually correct counter arguments are often pre-emptively negated. The Trump Twist allows him to have it both ways – only emotional appeals and no rational … Continue reading

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