Truth: A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t (Paperback)Tom Phillips (author)
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From the author of the hilarious Humans comes a similarly witty trawl through the quirkier side of history in an attempt to identify if our species has ever told each other the truth. Brimming with entertaining anecdotes of shocking and ludicrous lies, Phillips’ light hearted volume is an absolute gem.
This is a book about TRUTH - and all the ingenious ways, throughout history, that we've managed to avoid it.
We live in a 'post-truth' age, we're told. The US has a president who openly lies on a daily basis (or who doesn't even know what's true, and doesn't care). The internet has turned our everyday lives into a misinformation battleground. People don't trust experts any more.
But was there ever really a golden age of truth-telling? As the editor of the UK's leading independent fact-checker, Tom Phillips deals with complete bollocks every day. Here, he tells the story of how we humans have spent history lying to each other - and ourselves - and asks an important question: how can humanity move towards a truthier future?
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm
In dark times, it's reassuring to learn that we've always been a bunch of clueless f*cking nitwits -- Stuart Heritage * Don't Be a Dick, Pete *
A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining * Telegraph *
If you find yourself looking at the news and wondering how humanity has got so many things wrong, over and over again, this book is a very funny answer to just that question' -- Mark Watson, comedian
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