A couple of weeks ago, three excellent and interesting books came out in the same week with the same title. First was ‘Post Truth’ by Matthew D’ancona. The second one was ‘Post Truth’ by James Ball. The third was ‘Post Truth’ by Evan Davis. They are all responses to the Oxford English Dictionary’s decision to choose the word ‘post truth’ as their word for 2017 and the dangerous and growing phenomenon of ‘alternative facts’, ‘fake news’ etc. Here are a few thoughts of mine about the concept of ‘post truth’ based on these books and why the resultant erosion of trust is so dangerous for our society.
Covenant & Conversation
- The state is no substitute for personal responsibility in the sensationalist age of the iPhone 6th November 2017
- The World’s Oldest Man (Chayei Sarah 5778) 6th November 2017
- Fake news erodes the moral ecology on which liberty depends. (Thought for the Day) 3rd November 2017
- The Space Between Us (Vayera 5778) 30th October 2017
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