After the Fact  Book

After the Fact


  • Author : Marcus Gilroy-Ware
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781912248742

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After the Fact Excerpt :

Why do we no longer trust facts, experts and statistics? In this essential guide to the turbulent times in which we live, Marcus Gilroy-Ware investigates our era of post-truths and fake news and answers the question of where we can go from here. We are supposed to have more information at our disposal now than at any time in history. So why, in a world of rising sea levels, populist leaders, resurgent fascism and a global pandemic, do so many people believe bizarre and untrue things about the world we live in? In After the Fact?, Marcus Gilroy-Ware shows us what really created the conditions for mis- and disinformation, from fake news and conspiracy theories, to bullshit journalism and the resurgence of the far-right, and why liberal newspaper columnists and centrist politicians are unable to turn back this tide. Spanning politics, culture, psychology, journalism, and much more, After the Fact? is a timely wake-up call for those who believe we can simply go "back to normal", and instead argues that, if we are to put an end to "fake news" we must deal with the broader social crises that are responsible for it.

After the Fact Book

After the Fact


  • Author : Jeff Cooper
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-10-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1948051834

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When Jack Collins leaves a small Connecticut law practice to join one of the nation's most prestigious firms, he trades a nondescript office for an elite one in a gleaming New York City skyscraper. He basks in the pride of working with people far more glamorous that those he left behind, including a famous boss; an alluring co-worker; and a well-known client, Abigail Walker, the wealthy widow of a senator.Jack thinks he's on the path to glory, but he's really a victim of deceit, a pawn in a game he doesn't even know he's playing. His new boss harbors deep secrets, his seductive co-worker is not the person he thinks she is, and his new law firm is at the very center of a blackmail plot involving the widow Walker. Blinded by the allure of wealth and power, Jack doesn't see the danger around him. Time is running out for him to figure out the truth before he loses everything: his career, his marriage, and maybe even his life.

After the Fact Book

After the Fact


  • Author : Clifford Geertz
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674037526

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"Suppose," Clifford Geertz suggests, "having entangled yourself every now and again over four decades or so in the goings-on in two provincial towns, one a Southeast Asian bend in the road, one a North African outpost and passage point, you wished to say something about how those goings-on had changed." A narrative presents itself, a tour of indices and trends, perhaps a memoir? None, however, will suffice, because in forty years more has changed than those two towns--the anthropologist, for instance, anthropology itself, even the intellectual and moral world in which the discipline exists. And so, in looking back on four decades of anthropology in the field, Geertz has created a work that is characteristically unclassifiable, a personal history that is also a retrospective reflection on developments in the human sciences amid political, social, and cultural changes in the world. An elegant summation of one of the most remarkable careers in anthropology, it is at the same time an eloquent statement of the purposes and possibilities of anthropology's interpretive powers. To view his two towns in time, Pare in Indonesia and Sefrou in Morocco, Geertz adopts various perspectives on anthropological research and analysis during the post-colonial period, the Cold War, and the emergence of the new states of Asia and Africa. Throughout, he clarifies his own position on a broad series of issues at once empirical, methodological, theoretical, and personal. The result is a truly original book, one that displays a particular way of practicing the human sciences and thus a particular--and particularly efficacious--view of what these sciences are, have been, and should become.

The Internet of Us  Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data Book
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The Internet of Us Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data


  • Author : Michael P. Lynch
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-03-21
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631491863

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"An intelligent book that struggles honestly with important questions: Is the net turning us into passive knowers? Is it degrading our ability to reason? What can we do about this?" —David Weinberger, Los Angeles Review of Books We used to say "seeing is believing"; now, googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world’s information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the information to come to us. Now firmly established as a pioneering work of modern philosophy, The Internet of Us has helped revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age. Indeed, demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is more to “knowing” than just acquiring information, leading philosopher Michael P. Lynch shows how our digital way of life makes us value some ways of processing information over others, and thus risks distorting the greatest traits of mankind. Charting a path from Plato’s cave to Google Glass, the result is a necessary guide on how to navigate the philosophical quagmire that is the "Internet of Things."

After the Fact Book

After the Fact


  • Author : Nathan Bomey
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633883789

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This trenchant analysis examines the many ways our society's increasingly tenuous commitment to facts laid the groundwork for Donald Trump's rise to power. Award-winning journalist Nathan Bomey argues that Trump did not usher the post-truth era into being. He was its inevitable outcome. Bomey points to recent trends that have created the perfect seedbed for spin, distortion, deception, and bald-faced lies: shifting news habits, the rise of social media, the spread of entrenched ideologies, and the failure of schools to teach basic critical-thinking skills The evidence supporting the author's argument is all around us: On Facebook, we present images of our lives that ignore the truth and intentionally deceive our friends and family. We consume fake news stories online and carelessly circulate false rumors. In politics, we vote for leaders who leverage political narratives that favor ideology over science. And in our schools, we fail to teach students how to authenticate information. After the Fact explores how the convergence of technology, politics, and media has ushered in the misinformation age, sidelining the truth and threatening our core principle of community.

Accessories After the Fact Book
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Accessories After the Fact


  • Author : Sylvia Meagher
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 1620879972

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Originally published in 1967, Meagher’s masterful dissection of the Warren Report, based on the Warren Commission’s own evidence, has stood the test of time. In some cases, declassifications of government records have corroborated the author’s suspicions and analyses, such as her amazing assertion that Oswald had never actually been charged with Kennedy’s murder, despite sworn testimony to the contrary. Meagher’s book raises serious questions not only about Oswald’s guilt in the JFK assassination and related crimes, such as the Tippit murder and the Walker shooting, but also about the methods and honesty of the Warren Commission, the FBI, and various Dallas police and other officials. When the Church Committee first began to re-examine the Warren Commission and its relationship with intelligence agencies in 1975, investigators were shocked by what they discovered. In Accessories After the Fact, Sylvia Meagher delivers a blistering blow to the credibility of the Warren Report, and decades after its original publication researchers and readers are still discovering what made her work so important.

NCI Fact Book Book

NCI Fact Book


  • Author : National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978-12
  • Genre: Cancer
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:30000010731705

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Fact Finding before the International Court of Justice Book

Fact Finding before the International Court of Justice


  • Author : James Gerard Devaney
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107142213

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Fact Finding before the International Court of Justice Excerpt :

A comprehensive study of the topical issue of fact-finding which makes realistic proposals to address the ICJ's problematic practice in this area.

The Chicago Guide to Fact Checking Book

The Chicago Guide to Fact Checking


  • Author : Brooke Borel
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226291093

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“A column by Glenn Garvin on Dec. 20 stated that the National Science Foundation ‘funded a study on Jell-O wrestling at the South Pole.’ That is incorrect. The event took place during off-duty hours without NSF permission and did not involve taxpayer funds.” Corrections such as this one from the Miami Herald have become a familiar sight for readers, especially as news cycles demand faster and faster publication. While some factual errors can be humorous, they nonetheless erode the credibility of the writer and the organization. And the pressure for accuracy and accountability is increasing at the same time as in-house resources for fact-checking are dwindling. Anyone who needs or wants to learn how to verify names, numbers, quotations, and facts is largely on their own. Enter The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking, an accessible, one-stop guide to the why, what, and how of contemporary fact-checking. Brooke Borel, an experienced fact-checker, draws on the expertise of more than 200 writers, editors, and fellow checkers representing the New Yorker, Popular Science, This American Life, Vogue, and many other outlets. She covers best practices for fact-checking in a variety of media—from magazine articles, both print and online, to books and documentaries—and from the perspective of both in-house and freelance checkers. She also offers advice on navigating relationships with writers, editors, and sources; considers the realities of fact-checking on a budget and checking one’s own work; and reflects on the place of fact-checking in today’s media landscape. “If journalism is a cornerstone of democracy, then fact-checking is its building inspector,” Borel writes. The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking is the practical—and thoroughly vetted—guide that writers, editors, and publishers need to maintain their credibility and solidify their readers’ trust.

The National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book Book
Score: 4
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The National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book


  • Author : Andrew Wojtanik
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426309472

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The National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book Excerpt :

Whether you are studying for a test at school of just seeking to expand you knowledge of the world, you'll find this to be an invaluable tool.

The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book Book
Score: 3.5
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The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book


  • Author : Chuck Norris
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9781414334493

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The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book Excerpt :

For the first time, Norris gives readers not only his favorite "facts about himself, but also the stories behind the facts and the code by which he lives his life.

What the Fact  Book

What the Fact


  • Author : Seema Yasmin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-09-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781665900058

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From acclaimed writer, journalist, and physician Dr. Seema Yasmin comes a much-needed, timely book about the importance of media literacy, fact-based reporting, and the ability to discern truth from lies. What is a fact? What are reliable sources? What is news? What is fake news? How can anyone make sense of it anymore? Well, we have to. As conspiracy theories and online hoaxes increasingly become a part of our national discourse and “truth” itself is being questioned, it has never been more vital to build the discernment necessary to tell fact from fiction, and media literacy has never been more vital. In this accessible guide, Dr. Seema Yasmin, an award-winning journalist, scientist, medical professional, and professor, traces the spread of misinformation and disinformation through our fast-moving media landscape and teaches young readers the skills that will help them identify and counter poorly-sourced clickbait and misleading headlines.

How To Save Our Planet Book
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How To Save Our Planet


  • Author : Mark A. Maslin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2021-05-06
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241472538

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'Punchy and to the point. No beating around the bush. This brilliant book contains all the information we need to have in our back pocket in order to move forward' Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary UN Climate Change Convention 'Amazing book' Chris Evans, Virgin Radio Breakfast Show 'Everyone should have this book' Rick Edwards, BBC Radio 5 Live 'A timely and important book, not only laying out the facts...but suggesting real solutions to the challenges facing us' Professor Alice Roberts, Anatomist, Professor of Public Engagement in Science, University of Birmingham _________________________ How can we save our planet and survive the 21st century? How can you argue with deniers? How can we create positive change in the midst of the climate crisis? Professor Mark Maslin has the key facts that we need to protect our future. Global awareness of climate change is growing rapidly. Science has proven that our planet and species are facing a massive environmental crisis. How to Save Our Planet is a call to action, guaranteed to equip everyone with the knowledge needed to make change. Be under no illusion the challenges of the twenty-first century are immense. We need to deal with: climate change, environmental destruction, global poverty and ensure everyone's security. We have the technology. We have the resources. We have the money. We have the scientists, the entrepreneurs and the innovators. We lack the politics and policies to make your vision of a better world happen. So we need a plan to save our planet... How to Save Our Planet is your handbook of how we together can save our precious planet. From the history of our planet and species, to the potential of individuals and our power to create a better future, Maslin inspires optimism in these bleak times. We stand at the precipice. The future of our planet is in our hands. It's time to face the facts and save our planet from, and for, ourselves. _________________________ 'A handbook of clearly established

The World Factbook 2003 Book

The World Factbook 2003


  • Author : Central Intelligence Agency
  • Publisher : Central Intelligence Agency
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN 10 : 1579809405

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In general, information available as of 1 January 2003 was used in the preparation of this edition. Provides brief information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, and defense of countries and regions around the world. Contains information on international organizations. Designed to meet the specific requirements of United States Government Officials in style, format, coverage, and content.

To Err Is Human Book

To Err Is Human


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2000-03-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309068376

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Experts estimate that as many as 98,000 people die in any given year from medical errors that occur in hospitals. That's more than die from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDSâ€"three causes that receive far more public attention. Indeed, more people die annually from medication errors than from workplace injuries. Add the financial cost to the human tragedy, and medical error easily rises to the top ranks of urgent, widespread public problems. To Err Is Human breaks the silence that has surrounded medical errors and their consequenceâ€"but not by pointing fingers at caring health care professionals who make honest mistakes. After all, to err is human. Instead, this book sets forth a national agendaâ€"with state and local implicationsâ€"for reducing medical errors and improving patient safety through the design of a safer health system. This volume reveals the often startling statistics of medical error and the disparity between the incidence of error and public perception of it, given many patients' expectations that the medical profession always performs perfectly. A careful examination is made of how the surrounding forces of legislation, regulation, and market activity influence the quality of care provided by health care organizations and then looks at their handling of medical mistakes. Using a detailed case study, the book reviews the current understanding of why these mistakes happen. A key theme is that legitimate liability concerns discourage reporting of errorsâ€"which begs the question, "How can we learn from our mistakes?" Balancing regulatory versus market-based initiatives and public versus private efforts, the Institute of Medicine presents wide-ranging recommendations for improving patient safety, in the areas of leadership, improved data collection and analysis, and development of effective systems at the level of direct patient care. To Err Is Human asserts that the problem is not bad people in health careâ€"it is tha