Evan Davis in Ely

Thursday 9th November 2017

  • Venue St Mary's Church, St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4HF
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Post-Truth is a timely, brilliantly insightful book which steps inside the panoply of deception and spin employed, not just in recent politics, but in all walks of life. From the verbiage in company annual reports, to excitable headlines promising a new cure for cancer, to canned laughter on TV, and not forgetting political spin, low level dishonesty is rife. Every day, we encounter exaggeration, euphemism, economy with the truth, carefully selected words designed to mislead without actually lying, and sometimes, pure nonsense.  Drawing on behavioural science, economics, psychology and his knowledge of the media, Evan sets out why ‘bullshit’ has apparently become the communications strategy of our time. He ends by providing readers with a tool-kit to handle the kinds of deceptions we encounter every day, and charts a route through the muddy waters of the post-truth age. Newsnight presenter Evan Davis is one of the most pertinent voices of our day and this is the perfect time to hear him.