9780470050101

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470050101

  • ISBN10:

    0470050101

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-17
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
"Reality" Is Splitting
The New Tribalism: Swift Boats And The Power Of Choosing
Trusting Your Senses: Selective Perception and 9/11
Questionable Expertise: The Stolen Election And The Men Who Push It
The Twilight of Objectivity, or What's the Matter with Lou Dobbs?
"Truthiness" Everywhere
Epilogue: Living In a World without Trust
Notes
Index
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