The Resource Post-truth : how bullshit conquered the world, James Ball

Post-truth : how bullshit conquered the world, James Ball

Label
Post-truth : how bullshit conquered the world
Title
Post-truth
Title remainder
how bullshit conquered the world
Statement of responsibility
James Ball
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"2016 marked the dawn of the post-truth era. The year saw two shock election results, each of which has the potential to reshape the world: the UK's decision to leave the EU, and the elevation of Donald Trump to the office of US President. The campaigns highlighted many of the same issues in their home countries: social division, anger at the elite, anti-immigration sentiment and more - but, more than anything, they heralded an unprecedented rise of bullshit. Sophistry and spin have been part of politics since the dawn of time. But the modern era sees millions being fed false reports that Hillary Clinton ordered 30,000 guillotines to use on her opponents following her victory, while Trump claims he 'never said that' about speeches recorded on video, and the Leave campaign's divisive claims about GBP350 million extra funding for the NHS and 'swarms' of new EU immigrants from Turkey prove pivotal in a referendum. Post-truth is bigger than fake news and bigger than social media. It's about the slow rise of a political, media and online infrastructure that has devalued truth. Bullshit gets you noticed. Bullshit makes you rich. Bullshit can even pave your way to the Oval Office. This is the story of bullshit: what's being spread, who's spreading it, why it works - and what we can do to tackle it." -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Ball, James
Dewey number
  • 303.3/75
  • 303.3/75
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM1231
LC item number
.B355 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Propaganda
Label
Post-truth : how bullshit conquered the world, James Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
974677489
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781785902147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Post-truth : how bullshit conquered the world, James Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
974677489
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781785902147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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