Sources of Truth and Error: Media Myth and Meaning in Post-modern Britain (Paperback)Bernard Douglas Cooper (author)
Paperback Published: 01/10/2013
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Sources of Truth and Error has five sections: Aspects of Culture, Personal Knowledge, Social Knowledge, The Construction of Meaning, and Affection. It seeks to expose and combat the liberal-left agenda, which on the level of the individual, in the media with its programme for change, and the dominant cultural discourse seeks to shape our society and self-understanding. It counters the individual's tendency to err with a gamut of techniques ranging from one-upmanship to the Corinthian spirit to a view of knowledge as objective and provisional. Media story-making to further peculiar agendas, especially at the BBC, is contrasted with an interpretive critique that can be applied to learning, to politics, to sport, in relationships, to poetry, and educational policy. Policies of multiculturalism, diversity and equality promoted by main-stream politics, by the BBC and Channel 4, and by quality national newspapers, are shown to be often biased, shallow and corrupt. Such flawed liberal-left ideas, and attendant theories of meaning, are countered with a theory of culture that reveals and repudiates post-modern relativism and philosophical scepticism. It rejects claims of progress and justice made by some dominant reforming and liberal forces in Britain today, ranging from the Sutton trust to Women's Hour to the Office for Fair Access. It reveals the mechanisms of and motives behind the liberal-left's denigration and misrepresentation of a majority perspective, and the abuse it heaps on those who resist the social engineered manipulation of important political, cultural and educational institutions. It shows how all of this makes questionable any democratic mandate, the validity of political and media discourse and the legal frame in which it is set.
Publisher: OwDo Productions
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