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The Resource The death of truth : notes on falsehood in the age of Trump, Michiko Kakutani

The death of truth : notes on falsehood in the age of Trump, Michiko Kakutani

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The death of truth : notes on falsehood in the age of Trump
Title
The death of truth
Title remainder
notes on falsehood in the age of Trump
Statement of responsibility
Michiko Kakutani
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the 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 expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases. How did truth become an endangered species in contemporary America? 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 politics, 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 points toward a new path for our truth-challenged times."--Dust jacket
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Kakutani, Michiko
Dewey number
306.20973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Political culture
  • Truth
  • United States
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
The death of truth : notes on falsehood in the age of Trump, Michiko Kakutani
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-208)
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
Control code
on1038021672
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780525574828
Lccn
2018010263
System control number
(OCoLC)1038021672
Label
The death of truth : notes on falsehood in the age of Trump, Michiko Kakutani
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-208)
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
Control code
on1038021672
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780525574828
Lccn
2018010263
System control number
(OCoLC)1038021672

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