A Pandemic of Crazy Logic

A Pandemic of Crazy Logic

by Ian I Mitroff

As one of the founders of the modern field of Crisis Management, and a student/practitioner for nearly 40 years, my colleagues and I have witnessed time and again how every major crisis unleashes a torrent of denials and what can only be called “crazy logic.” Unfortunately, the bigger and the more overwhelming the crisis, it’s the only way in which far too many can cope with a reality that is too hard to bear.

The sheer amount of denials, rationalizations, and outright bizarre thinking with regard to the…

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