Book Group: Truth and Post-Truth

8 sessions: Mondays @ 6:30 pm
October 5 – November 23
Our 4th UU Principle is a “Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning”
We will read and discuss Post-Truth by Lee McIntyre.
Book description (from Amazon) – “Are we living in a post-truth world, where “alternative facts” replace actual facts and feelings have more weight than evidence? How did we get here? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Lee McIntyre traces the development of the post-truth phenomenon from science denial through the rise of “fake news,” from our psychological blind spots to the public’s retreat into “information silos”……..
What, exactly, is post-truth? McIntyre argues that we can fight post-truth, and that the first step in fighting post-truth is to understand it.”
How do we live out our 4th principle in a world characterized by “alternate truths”?
Contact Gene McCracken for more information.