This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in…

Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era (edition 2017)

by Daniel J. Levitin (Author)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
471354,572 (3.5)1
Title:Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era
Authors:Daniel J. Levitin (Author)
Info:Dutton (2017), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Fall 2018

Work details

Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era by Daniel J. Levitin



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

"Steve Jobs delayed treatment for his pancreatic cancer while he followed the advice (given in books and websites) that a change in diet could provide a cure. By the time he realized the diet wasn’t working, the cancer had progressed too far to be treated." (125)

In the times of the "Ministry of Truth," this is an excellent book to read. In analyzing carefully the information we receive, the author uses many examples, from Fox News to tricks used by magicians. Like the example I quote above, some are tragic and fateful cases, all based on misleading information. ( )
  Carlelis | Dec 5, 2017 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

"It's raining bad data, half-truths, and fake news out there - and some of this nonsense is having devastation consequences. Daniel J. Levitin shows how corporate and government reports, statistics, and news stories can mislead, and reveals the way lying weasels use them. What makes lies dangerous is the certainty with which people are prone to believe them. Here is how to fix that."--Page [4] of cover.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.5)
3 1
4 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 130,778,690 books! | Top bar: Always visible