No, this will not be and evening dedicated to talking about fake news. Well, perhaps some of it will. The topic we will be the post truth world in which we are living. Lee McIntyre in his book “Post-Truth“ (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0262535041) describes this as a world where “alternative facts“ replace actual facts and feelings have more weight than evidence. And that this is a phenomenon that did not start in 2016 and is not limited to a particular political party or persuasion. We will be discussing how we got here and what we can do about it.
We encourage you to watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgizJUuRkA as background. As always we will do our best to keep politics out of the discussion. Instead, we will be discussing things like its history, its different manifestations, the psychology behind it, and what we can do about it.
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