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

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

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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.

About the Author


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

Product Details ISBN-10: 0470050101
ISBN-13: 9780470050101
Published: Wiley, 03/01/2008
Pages: 256
Language: English


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