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True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Facts No Longer Matter.
1. "Reality" Is Splitting.
2. The New Tribalism: Swift Boats and the Power of Choosing.
3. Trusting Your Senses: Selective Perception and 9/11.
4. Questionable Expertise: The Stolen Election and the Men Who Push It.
5. The Twilight of Objectivity, or What's the Matter with Lou Dobbs?
6. "Truthiness" Everywhere.
Epilogue: Living in a World without Trust.
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