The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life

The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life

by Ralph Keyes
     
 

"In the great tradition of The Organization Man and The Culture of Narcissism, Ralph Keyes both analyzes a significant trend—-the triumph of prevarication—-and shines a light on the path back to personal integrity. The Post-Truth Era is brilliant social criticism—-and sobering reading."

- Landon Y. Jones, former editor of

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"In the great tradition of The Organization Man and The Culture of Narcissism, Ralph Keyes both analyzes a significant trend—-the triumph of prevarication—-and shines a light on the path back to personal integrity. The Post-Truth Era is brilliant social criticism—-and sobering reading."

- Landon Y. Jones, former editor of People and Money magazines; author of Great Expectations and William Clark and the Shaping of the West

"If you've ever wondered why so many people aren't telling the truth, you must read The Post-Truth Era! I was transfixed by what Ralph Keyes discovered. This eye-opening book covers every important base. It ranges over the entire social landscape, from politics to religion, résumé fraud to fraudulent courtship, compulsive lying to petty fibbery, alerting us to one of the most dangerous phenomena of our time: the decline of honesty. The Post-Truth Era is a remarkable and extremely important book.

- Richard Farson, Ph.D, President, Western Behavioral Sciences Institute;, author of Management of the Absurd

"Ralph Keyes's books always enlighten us about aspects of our contemporary culture. His latest book unravels the webs of deception in our national life and personal lives, and helps us understand why we lie so often—-and are so often lied to. The Post-Truth Era is engaging and enlightening."

- Robert Ellis Smith, publisher of Privacy Journal; author of Privacy, and Ben Franklin's Web Site

"I am reading The Post-Truth Era for pure pleasure on this long-overlooked trait. A superb development of the subject, the nips and tucks we take on facts of life, especially in the self-presentation our image."

- T. George Harris, former editor of Psychology Today and American Health; columnist, Beliefnet; editor of Prayer Walking

"I love The Post-Truth Era. I've quoted it in conversations ranging from child rearing to complexity theory. It's one of the most provocative books I've read in recent years."

- Mary Boone, author of Leadership and the Computer and Managing Interactively

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312306489
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

1Beyond honesty3
2A brief history of lying19
3The honesty connection35
4Whistler's druthers47
5Great pretenders60
6Why lie?81
7Sex, lies, and sex roles94
8Mentors and role models113
9It's academic130
10Narrative truths, and lies149
11Masked media171
12Peter Pan morality184
13Deception.com196
14The suspicious society213
15The price of prevarication230
16The case for honesty241

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