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The Death of Truth

Hardback (26 Jul 2018) | English

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Synopsis

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of the West's retreat from reason.

'The Death of Truth is destined to become the defining treatise of our age' David Grann

'The first great book of the Trump administration . essential reading' Rolling Stone

We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the US President. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases.

How did truth become an endangered species? This decline began decades ago, and in The Death of Truth, former New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces that contributed to this gathering storm. In social media and literature, television, academia, and political campaigns, Kakutani identifies the trends - originating on both the right and the left - that have combined to elevate subjectivity over factuality, science, and common values. And she returns us to the words of the great critics of authoritarianism, writers like George Orwell and Hannah Arendt, whose work is newly and eerily relevant.

With remarkable erudition and insight, Kakutani offers a provocative diagnosis of our current condition and presents a path forward for our truth-challenged times.

About the Publisher

William Collins

William Collins

A new imprint launched in February 2013 (formed from bringing together HarperPress and the Collins trade list), William Collins publishes high quality non-fiction encompassing history, biography, science, politics, natural history, reference, business, philosophy and religion. Named after the man who founded the original publishing company in 1819, William Collins draws on the values of integrity, authority and clarity which were so much part of his vision, with a stellar non-fiction list and a very strong heritage. A rich and varied list includes Max Hastings, Simon Schama, David Starkey, John Major, Sir David Attenborough, Sherard Cowper-Coles, Richard Holmes, Richard Davenport-Hines, Juliet Gardner, Paula Byrne and Professor Brian Cox.

Book information

ISBN: 9780008312787
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: William Collins
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.0973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 232g
Height: 119mm
Width: 184mm
Spine width: 23mm