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The death of truth

Author: Michiko Kakutani
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America's retreat from reason. We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michiko Kakutani
ISBN: 0008312788 9780008312787
OCLC Number: 1033550508
Notes: First published in the United States by Tim Duggan Books, 2018.
Description: 208 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: The decline and fall of reason --
The new culture wars --
"Moi" and the rise of subjectivity --
The vanishing of reality --
The co-opting of language --
Filters, silos, and tribes --
Attention deficit --
"The firehose of falsehood" : propaganda and fake news --
The Schadenfreude of the trolls.
Responsibility: Michiko Kakutani.

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`Kakutani has written the first great book of the Trump administration. The Death of Truth is a fiery polemic against the president and should go down as essential reading. In nine exquisitely Read more...

 
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