This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality (Paperback)
  • This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality (Paperback)
  • This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality (Paperback)
  • This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality (Paperback)
  • This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality (Paperback)
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This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality (Paperback) This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality (Paperback) This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality (Paperback)

This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 01/08/2019
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Following on from Pomerantsev’s enlightening and disturbing books about modern Russia and the all-pervading influence of Vladimir Putin, This is Not Propaganda probes the murky world of disinformation and fake news that bedevils reasoned debate. From Twitter revolutionaries to Jihadi-fanboys, this is a fascinating trawl through a dangerous world. 

When information is a weapon, everyone is at war. We live in a world of influence operations run amok, a world of dark ads, psy-ops, hacks, bots, soft facts, ISIS, Putin, trolls, Trump. We've lost not only our sense of peace and democracy - but our sense of what those words even mean.

As Peter Pomerantsev seeks to make sense of the disinformation age, he meets Twitter revolutionaries and pop-up populists, 'behavioural change' salesmen, Jihadi fan-boys, Identitarians, truth cops, and much more. Forty years after his dissident parents were pursued by the KGB, he finds the Kremlin re-emerging as a great propaganda power. His research takes him back to Russia - but the answers he finds there are surprising.

Part reportage, part intellectual adventure, This is Not Propaganda is a Pynchon-like exploration of how we can reimagine our politics and ourselves in a time where truth has been turned topsy-turvy.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571338634
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'As those who have read Pomerantsev's earlier writings will expect, This is Not Propaganda is both shocking and entertaining as well as insightful.' - The Daily Telegraph

'Disinformation and lies are poisoning political culture all over the globe, finds this study' - The Sunday Times

'It is required - and bleakly entertaining - reading for anyone wanting to understand the surreal scale and intent of the efforts to destabilise democracies.' - The Observer

'Through our current smog of smouldering bullshit, This is Not Propaganda shines a necessary, humane and dissident light.' - Nick Rankin, author of Churchill's Wizards: the British Genius for Deception 1914-1945

'The world's most powerful people are lying like never before, and no one understands the art of their lies like Peter Pomerantsev.' Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World

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