The Flight from Truth: The Reign of Deceit in the Age of Information

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Random House, 1991 - Political Science - 408 pages
In the tradition of Without Marx or Jesus and How Democrats Perish, Revel issues a call to arms against the most insidious and pervasive force in the world today: the dissemination of false information, the withholding of truths, the distrtions of the day. A brilliant, impassioned, well-argued book.

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My reactions to reading this book in 1992. There’s a lot of value in this book, both ideas to ponder and factual information. My major -- and only real -- gripe with this book is the paucity of ... Read full review

THE FLIGHT FROM TRUTH: The Reign of Deceit in the Age of Information

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Though Revel's stated aim here is to examine why human beings ``neglect the genuine knowledge that is available to them and...base their conceptions and actions on false information,'' he ends up ... Read full review


On Our Resistance to Information
What Is Our Civilization?
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Author of several international bestsellers, Jean-Francois Revel is perhaps best known for Without Marx or Jesus; How Democracies Perish and The Totalitarian Temptation. He lives in Paris.

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