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

by Daniel J. Levitin (Author)

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Title:Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era
Authors:Daniel J. Levitin (Author)
Info:Dutton (2017), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
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"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 |
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"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)

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