Counterknowledge: How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science and Fake History

Counterknowledge: How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science and Fake History

Damian Thompson


we're being swamped through risky nonsense. From Sep 11 conspiracy theories to Holocaust denial, creationism to replacement medication, we're all experiencing a virus of demonstrably unfaithful descriptions of the realm. For Damian Thompson, those unproven theories and spurious claims are kinds of 'counterknowledge', and, helped by way of the web, they're making a worldwide iteration of inaccurate adherents who repeat those untruths and lend them credence. 'The sleep of cause brings forth monsters', warns the identify of Francisco Goya's recognized etching of 1799. As Damian Thompson demonstrates, until the defenders of enlightenment values struggle again quickly, the counterknowledge has the capability to create new political, social and monetary failures.

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