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

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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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Editorial Reviews

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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

Publishers Weekly
"Casual duplicity picks at the threads of our social fabric," Keyes warns, and not just because it creates a greater tendency toward suspicion and mistrust. The consequences of letting people get away with lying can be severe: when somebody gets a job based on a bogus resume, for example, he or she deprives those applicants who didn't falsify their work credentials. Keyes deplores what he dubs an "alt.ethics" that has made lying more acceptable, and he points to a variety of contributing factors in society, from postmodernism's denial of a literal truth to the ease of making unverified statements online. This largely anecdotal broadside essentially replays David Callahan's The Cheating Culture, though with fresher stories that address recent incidents like the Martha Stewart trial and the controversies surrounding several authors and journalists who have blurred fiction and nonfiction or simply fabricated their stories. Keyes takes a relatively nonpartisan approach; he criticizes Bill Clinton and Al Gore for their false statements, but attacks George W. Bush as the "quintessential baby boomer," accusing the president, and an entire generation, of a self-righteous refusal to confront, let alone speak, the truth. He doesn't offer much of a solution beyond a reaffirmation that lying is wrong and we shouldn't do it, advice that will surprise no one but may get some additional airplay in this heated election cycle. Agent, Michelle Tessler. (Nov.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312306489
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Keyes's books include Timelock, The Courage to Write, and the bestselling Is There Life After High School? He has been on Oprah, 20/20,and The Today Show, as well as Fresh Air, and All Things Considered on NPR. His articles have been published in Esquire, GQ, Good Housekeeping, and Harper's. He lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

1 Beyond honesty 3
2 A brief history of lying 19
3 The honesty connection 35
4 Whistler's druthers 47
5 Great pretenders 60
6 Why lie? 81
7 Sex, lies, and sex roles 94
8 Mentors and role models 113
9 It's academic 130
10 Narrative truths, and lies 149
11 Masked media 171
12 Peter Pan morality 184
13 Deception.com 196
14 The suspicious society 213
15 The price of prevarication 230
16 The case for honesty 241
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