[Epub] The Death of Truth By Michiko Kakutani – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Death of Truth Very deep reading of the current crisis which has roots that go back pretty far to elements of 20th century movements like postmodernism and the totalitarian movements from the 1930s Postmodernism and Nihilism were the tools to pry apart institutions and the idea of the truth and replace it with a nihilistic will to power that is at the center of the far right which holds the reigns of government in the US The carefully written philosophical piece puts together the trends from the sixties of q Very deep reading of the current crisis which has roots that go back pretty far to elements of 20th century movements like postmodernism and the totalitarian movements from the 1930s Postmodernism and Nihilism were the tools to pry apart institutions and the idea of the truth and replace it with a nihilistic will to power that is at the center of the far right which holds the reigns of government in the US The carefully written philosophical piece puts together the trends from the sixties of questioning the truth and objectivity and the raising of a subjective relativism as a tool for the far right that since the nineties has served it well in amassing power and capturing a large enough part of the public to follow it wherever it goes When there is no truth or facts beyond The truth is this If you like literature, this is the best book you ve read this year If you don t like Trump, this will be the best book you ve read since he descended the gilded escalator And if you don t like the tone of modern politics, it is the best book you ve read in a couple of decades It s informative, extremely well written, and there is no personal mud slinging It s a book about literature and will tell youabout the politics of today and literature than any pundit could The truth is this If you like literature, this is the best book you ve read this year If you don t like Trump, this will be the best book you ve read since he descended the gilded escalator And if you don t like the tone of modern politics, it is the best book you ve read in a couple of decades It s informative, extremely well written, and there is no personal mud slinging It s a book about literature and will tell youabout the politics of today and literature than any pundit could begin to.The underlying point of the book is that the attack on truth began in the 1960s with the emergence of postmodernism The author, however, does not just assert that truth, as most contemporary politicians would She documents it because, to her, the truth i I broke my rule about not reading books with Trump in the title for the ARC of this very solid extended essay by Michiko Kakutani I particularly liked the way she incorporated her extensive reading in fiction and non fiction to provide examples and commentary on today s politics and how we got here Also, good footnotes provide a guide to further reading My big reservation is that the only people who are likely to read this book are very unlikely to learn anything new This can be read in one I broke my rule about not reading books with Trump in the title for the ARC of this very solid extended essay by Michiko Kakutani I particularly liked the way she incorporated her extensive reading in fiction and non fiction to provide examples and commentary on today s politics I have a very close friend who is highly intelligent and whose opinion I value I had mentioned to him something about the basketball player Kyrie Irving and his quote that having flown around the world multiple times as an NBA player, he believes the earth is flat I was incredulous that a highly educated man such as Irving who attended Duke University could believe this My friend however had a slightly different view on it Well, we live in a post truth world now You and I may believe that I have a very close friend who is highly intelligent and whose opinion I value I had mentioned to him something about the basketball player Kyrie Irving and his quote that having flown around the world multiple times as an NBA player, he believes the earth is flat I was incredulous that a highly educated man such as Irving who attended Duke University could believe this My friend however had a slightly different view on it Well, we live in a post truth world now You and I may believe that the earth is round but it is his experience and belief that it isn t This idea of post truth is at the heart of Michiko Kakutani s book where she lays out a well reasoned case that rather than living in information bubbles, we are actually living in information silos Where once access to demonstrably false information pu Simply put, this is essential reading if you want to understand, at least in part, the political chaos caused by technology, and perpetuated by those who harness its power for authoritarian purposes. The Death of Truth is a short book that reads like a long essay The author, Michiko Kakutani, is a well known literary critic and former chief book review editor of the New York Times She is or should be a legend to anyone interested in reading good books and being highly and critically discerning about the books that one reads It is not necessary to agree with all that she writes, although that may well happen It is difficult to be a discerning reader and not pay attention to what she t The Death of Truth is a short book that reads like a long essay The author, Michiko Kakutani, is a well known literary critic and former chief book review editor of the New York Times She is or should be a legend to anyone interested in reading good books and being highly and critically discerning about the books that one reads It is not necessary to agree with all that she writes, although that may well happen It is difficult to be a discerning reader and not pay attention to what she thinks about a book.The book is concerned with the assaults that have come to characterize the Trump Administration, ranging from the theatre surrounding the Press Secretaries that have worked for the President, to t There is a certain amount of hubris in Kakutani s take that the world and politics revolves around literary trends and theories As much as I want to buy in whole hog, the hubris is the downfall of the book Maybe I m getting old and cynical, but it seems muchlikely and realistic to me that literary trends are usually in response to changes in the political and social world, not the instigators of the change Trump seemsa product of reality television than post modern, relativistic There is a certain amount of hubris in Kakutani s take that the world and politics revolves around lit Immediately below is my preliminary 4 star review Having finished now after acareful re read from the start , I find it necessary to cut the rating to 3 for reasons discussed in the second part of the review Halfway through but I feel I want to put some things out there right now and by the way, although I m early post publication, I m reading a purchased pre ordered ebook, not the holder of an ARC copy.I m not a Trump lover at all I voted for Hillary , but Chapter 1 is a Trump Immediately below is my preliminary 4 star review Having finished now after acareful re read from the st As the former chief book critic of The New York Times, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michiko Kakutani has apparently spent the past three decades noting and commenting on the decline of objective truth in American literature and public life and while she approves of this postmodern paradigm as it relates to art, she has been horrified to watch as disestablishmentarianism has migrated from a necessary Leftist pushback against the military industrial complex to an alt right, drain the swa As the former chief book critic of The New York Times, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michiko Kakutani has apparently spent the past three decades noting and commenting on the decline of objective truth in American literature and public life and while she approves of this postmodern paradigm as it relates to art, she has been horrified to watch as disestablishmentarianism has migrated from a necessary Leftist pushback against the military industrial complex to an alt right, drain the swamp anti intellectualism which A Stirring And Incisive Manifesto On America S Slide Away From Truth And Reason Over The Last Three Decades, Michiko Kakutani Has Been Thinking And Writing About The Demise Of Objective Truth In Popular Culture, Academia, And Contemporary Politics In The Death Of Truth, She Connects The Dots To Reveal The Slow March Of Untruth Up To Our Present Moment, When Red State And Blue State America Have Little Common Ground, Proven Science Is Once Up For Debate, And All Opinions Are Held To Be Equally Valid And, Often Than Not, Rudely Declared Online The Wisdom Of The Crowd Has Diminished The Power Of Research And Expertise, And We Are Each Left Clinging To The Facts That Best Confirm Our Biases.With Wit, Erudition, And Remarkable Insight, Kakutani Offers A Provocative Diagnosis Of Our Current Condition And Presents A Path Forward For Our Truth Challenged Times.


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