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The Resource Post-truth : why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it, Evan Davis

Post-truth : why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it, Evan Davis

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Post-truth : why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it
Title
Post-truth
Title remainder
why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it
Statement of responsibility
Evan Davis
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Low-level dishonesty is rife everywhere, in the form of exaggeration, selective use of facts, economy with the truth, careful drafting - from Trump and the Brexit debate to companies that tell us 'your call is important to us'. How did we get to a place where bullshit is not just rife but apparently so effective that it's become the communications strategy of our times? This brilliantly insightful book steps inside the panoply of deception employed in all walks of life and assesses how it has come to this. It sets out the surprising logic which explains why bullshit is both pervasive and persistent. Why are company annual reports often nonsense? Why should you not trust estate agents? And above all, why has political campaigning become the art of stretching the truth? Drawing on behavioural science, economics, psychology and of course his knowledge of the media, Evan ends by providing readers with a tool-kit to handle the kinds of deceptions we encounter every day, and charts a route through the muddy waters of the post-truth age
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AU@
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1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Evan
Dewey number
177/.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Deception
  • Disinformation
  • Honesty
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Persuasion (Psychology)
Label
Post-truth : why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it, Evan Davis
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989084147
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 347 pages
Isbn
9781408703335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Post-truth : why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it, Evan Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
ocn989084147
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 347 pages
Isbn
9781408703335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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