|By (author):||Kakutani, Michiko|
|Subject:||HISTORY / United States / 21st Century|
|NON-FICTION / General|
|POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays|
|Size:||7.25in x 4.81in|
|From The Publisher*||From Pulitzer Prize-winner Michiko Kakutani comes an incisive manifesto on America's retreat from reason.|
Over the last three decades, Michiko Kakutani has been writing about the demise of objective truth in popular culture, academia, and contemporary politics. In The Death of Truth, she connects the dots to reveal the slow march of untruth up to our present moment, when Red State and Blue State America have little common ground, proven science is up for debate, and all opinions are held to be equally valid. The wisdom of the crowd has diminished the power of research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the "facts" that best confirm our biases.
With wit, erudition, and remarkable insight, Kakutani offers a provocative diagnosis of our current condition and presents a path forward for our truth-challenged times.
|Biographical Note||Michiko Kakutani is a Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic and the former chief book critic of The New York Times.|