Post-Truth

Post-Truth The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back

Paperback (11 May 2017) | English

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Synopsis

Welcome to the Post-Truth era- a time in which the art of the lie is shaking the very foundations of democracy and the world as we know it. The Brexit vote; Donald Trump's victory; the rejection of climate change science; the vilification of immigrants; all have been based on the power to evoke feelings and not facts. So what does it all mean and how can we champion truth in in a time of lies and 'alternative facts'?

In this eye-opening and timely book, Post-Truth is distinguished from a long tradition of political lies, exaggeration and spin. What is new is not the mendacity of politicians but the public's response to it and the ability of new technologies and social media to manipulate, polarise and entrench opinion. Where trust has evaporated, conspiracy theories thrive, the authority of the media wilt and emotions matter more than facts .

Now, one of the UK's most respected political journalists, Matthew d'Ancona investigates how we got here, why quiet resignation is not an option and how we can and must fight back.

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Ebury Press

Ebury Press

Including memoir and popular history, cookery and humour books, travel-writing, sport, music and reference, Ebury Press publishes across the range of popular non-fiction. Combining books from household names – – such as Caitlin Moran, Yotam Ottolenghi, Madhur Jaffrey, Danny Wallace, Annabel Karmel, Dave Gorman, Stuart Maconie, Delia Smith and Pam Ayres - with work from the newest talents, Ebury Press has a reputation for publishing bestsellers in almost every genre of commercial non-fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9781785036873
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Ebury Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 324
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 16849
Number of pages: 165
Weight: 134g
Height: 112mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 14mm