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|Farhad Manjoo discusses "True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society"|
|Date||Wednesday May 14|
|Time||7:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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|The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco 94117|
talk & booksigning for "True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society"
Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm
In 2005, Stephen Colbert catapulted the word “truthiness” – the notion of an idea feeling true without any backup evidence - into the public consciousness. Salon.com writer Farhad Manjoo expands upon this concept in "True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society," a perceptive analysis of the status of truth in the digital age - as well as an exploration of how biases push both liberals and conservatives to interpret news in a way that accords with their personal versions of “reality.”
Farhad Manjoo manages Machinist, a daily technology news blog at Salon.com, where he also writes frequently on journalism, politics, and new media.