Social Justice and Community Building
Truth and Post-Truth Book Group
Mondays 6:30 to 8 PM – weekly from October 5th through November 23rd
Our 4th UU Principle is a “Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning”
We will read and discuss Post-Truth by Lee McIntyre. This concise (about 200 pages) book was published in 2018.
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 McCraken