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The post-fact world: six steps you can take to fight back

Poovey, Mary (2017) The post-fact world: six steps you can take to fight back. Democratic Audit UK (30 Jan 2017). Website.

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Abstract

How did we come to be living in a ‘post-fact’ world? Who or what is responsible for the breakdown in trust in fact-generating institutions? Crucially, what can we do about it? In this edited extract from a lecture delivered at several US universities, Mary Poovey, author of A History of the Modern Fact and of the forthcoming Finance in America: An Unfinished Story, traces the assaults on factuality back to the 1960s and suggests practical ways to resist them.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 08:24
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2020 00:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80480

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