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935 Lies

Nonfiction: Social Science / Media Studies
Unabridged   9 hour(s)
Publication date: 07/08/2014

935 Lies

The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622311651
Digital Download ISBN:9781622311668


The founder of the Center for Public Integrity and bestselling author explores the consequences of powerful governments and corporations gaining ever more control over information.

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Product Description

Facts are and must be the coin of the realm in a democracy. Unfortunately, for citizens in the United States and throughout the world, distinguishing between fact and fiction—always a formidable challenge—is now more difficult than ever, as a constant stream of questionable information pours into media outlets.

In The Future of Truth, Charles Lewis reminds us of the history of public dishonesty in the United States, from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s cover-up of the real motives behind the Vietnam War, to George W. Bush’s public rationales for military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how courageous investigative journalists stood up to power to bring truth to light. He then explores the implications for today: what are the root causes and consequences of this kind of mass deception?

Lewis argues forcefully that while data points and factoids abound, it is much harder to get to the whole truth of complex issues in time for that truth to guide citizens, voters, and decision-makers.

Author Bio

A bestselling author and national investigative journalist for the past thirty years, CHARLES LEWIS is a tenured professor of journalism and, since 2008, the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of The Center for Public Integrity and several other nonprofit organizations.

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