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By Ralph Keyes

"Dishonesty evokes extra euphemisms than copulation or defecation. This is helping desensitize us to its implications. within the post-truth period we do not simply have fact and lies yet a 3rd classification of ambiguous statements that aren't precisely the fact yet fall simply wanting a lie. Enhanced truth it would be known as. Neo-truth. smooth fact. pretend fact. fact lite."

Deception has develop into the fashionable lifestyle. the place as soon as the boundary line among fact and lies used to be transparent and specified, it truly is not so. within the post-truth period, deceiving others has develop into a problem, a online game, a behavior. High-profile dissemblers compete for information insurance, from newshounds like Jayson Blair and professors like Joseph Ellis to politicians (of all stripes), executives, and "creative" accountants.

Research means that the common American tells a number of lies each day, frequently for no strong cause. no longer a finger-wagging scolding, The Post-Truth Era is a mixture of Ralph Keyes's investigative journalism and reliable technological know-how. the result's a lively exploration of why we lie approximately essentially every little thing and the results such informal dishonesty has on society.

American society has turn into permeated from best to backside by way of deception. Its outcomes for the character of public discourse, media, company, literature, academia, and politics are profound. With dry humor, passionate fervor, and deep figuring out, Ralph Keyes takes us on a travel of a global the place fact and honesty are not any longer absolutes yet mutable, fluid concepts.

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