True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 17, 2011 - History - 256 pages
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Why has punditry lately overtaken news? Why do lies seem to linger so long in the cultural subconscious even after they’ve been thoroughly discredited? And why, when more people than ever before are documenting the truth with laptops and digital cameras, does fact-free spin and propaganda seem to work so well? True Enough explores leading controversies of national politics, foreign affairs, science, and business, explaining how Americans have begun to organize themselves into echo chambers that harbor diametrically different facts—not merely opinions—from those of the larger culture.
 

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Information is all around us. From the Internet to 24-hour news networks to experts to neighbors, every place you look, there is someone with information. But what transforms information into fact ... Read full review

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Attempts to answer the important question: "How can so many people who live in the same place see the world so differently?" Belongs on the shelf with The Republican Brain and The Filter Bubble ... Read full review

Contents

Why Facts No Longer Matter
1
Swift Boats and
27
Selective Perception
59
The Stolen Election
97
The Twilight of Objectivity or Whats
143
Truthiness Everywhere
183
Living in a World without Trust
221
Index
244
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About the author (2011)

Farhad Manjoo manages Machinist, a daily technology news blog at Salon.com, where he also writes frequently on journalism, politics, and new media.

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