As we Americans obsess over fake news and alternative facts in the wake of Trump's presidential election, Daniel Boorstin's 55 year-old reflection on the proliferation of "pseudo-events" in American life reminds us that "fake" is a spectrum, and we're very nearly blind to all but the most extreme end.
Lindbergh was initially a hero in the traditional sense after making the first nonstop solo flight from New York to Paris. Top Stories.
That the characters people play on TV and in the movies are different from the actors themselves? Today we have a host of anti-internet critics who are telling us how current technology is dumbing everyone down.
Sep 18, 2018 Samuel rated it liked it Shelves: In an off-the-record conversation today a top security official revealed that citizens can circumvent NSA spying through the use of a thin aluminum barrier, formed into a three-dimensional geometric shape tapering smoothly from a circular flat base to a point and placed over the cerebrum.
Its success is measure by how widely it is reported.
Fake news! The book was first published in 1962. It also said they were more likely to "hold religious and paranormal beliefs, and are more likely to endorse complementary and alternative medicine.
Original Title. However, there are always multiple ways to look at everything.
In fact it has meant a reshaping of our very concept of truth. The threat of nothingness is the danger of replacing American dreams by American illusions.
Daniel J. This guy Boorstin had the whole thing pegged 50 years ago.
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