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believing two contradictory ideas at the same time

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In the double-think that football folk habitually indulge in, that comes as no surprise.
I don't know where this oxymoronic double-think comes from, but I have a hypothesis.
That is typical of trendy, liberal theologians and clerics: their stance on abortion can make no sense, except perhaps to the practitioners of Orwellian double-think who have mastered the art of holding two contradictory ideas in the mind and simultaneously believing both to be true.
One can only wonder what the author of "1984" would have thought of the contradictory, double-think ways of Wall Street.
However, I see it as part of a pattern of New Labour double-think.
It would be wrong to say it's only the US, but they are in contention for the gold medal in double-think.
The natural defense against the progress of euphemism--hypocrisy is a less attractive word for it--is the arrogant double-think of irony: a "set, ironic rictus," Mr.
Schooled in the art of legal double-think, lacking common sense and in desperate need of a moral compass, Stock handed down an atrocious ruling, aggravating the already-existing scars because the father who now has full custody was held responsible for their mother's death.
On the academic front, moving from a legacy of left politics to basic right-wing double-think, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese offered her stellar tract Feminism Is Not the Story of My Life.
Was this double-think in the name of journalism inspired by the company's executives or its attack-dog labor law firm, King and Ballow?
Denial of unpleasant facts helps explain recurring instances of double standards, or indeed double-think, like de Gaulle's view of the United States as the main threat to France's independence (while knowing full well that Soviet troops were, as he put it in 1947, 'two legs of the Tour de France away from Strasbourg'), or the Europeans' strong objection to linking continued aid with Soviet good behaviour as originally agreed in Helsinki.