REVISED, REPACKAGED, REINTRODUCED: “Post-truth” was officially word of the year for 2016 (per Oxford Dictionaries) and this book has been revised to address all the dangers that represents. The Introduction is greatly enlarged and reframs, and the Counterknowledge chapter is revised.
A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK
WINNER OF THE 2016 MAVIS GALLANT PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION
BESTSELLING AUTHOR: #2 on the NY Times nonfiction list for The Organized Mind (Aug, 2014); #3 on NY Times Monthly Bestseller list for Education (Sept, 2015).
GROWING PROFILE: Levitin’s TED talk drew over 1 million views in its first week (Oct, 2015) and is now approaching 7 million. He is now affiliated with the Hass Business School at Berkeley, along with Minerva Schools in California and McGill University in Canada.
THE 3 ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES OF CRITICAL THINKING: Spotting lies told with numbers, storytelling, and pseudo-science—these are our best strategic defenses against weaponized lies.
PUBLICITY HOOKS NOW AND LONG TERM ACADEMIC POTENTIAL: A well-known deployer of weaponized lies will move into the White House weeks before the book goes on sale. And professors are already telling us they plan to use the book in their classes.
“A Field Guide to Lies by the neuroscientist Daniel Levitin lays out the many ways in which each of us can be fooled and misled by numbers and logic, as well as the modes of critical thinking we will need to overcome this.”—The Wall Street Journal
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