This is a brief list of (in my view) excellent post-truth resources. They were an early part of the research I’m doing for the Truth Wars book. I hope you find them useful.
The Economist (a conservative international news magazine) ran a quite brilliant pre-election post-truth overview.
Steve Inskeep, from NPR, wrote A Finder’s Guide to the Facts, which has some interesting tips for sifting out facts in your media diet.
Elizabeth Kolbert, from the New Yorker, published Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds – a study of “the backfire effect”.
The most relevant book, for today’s times, on post-truth is:
Lies Incorporated: The World of Post-truth Politics, Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters is an excellent critique of systematic lying by corporations and politicians. It is extremely well -researched.
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