Thinktanks & Research

Trust, Facts and the Post-Truth Political Moment

By Peter Wehner ● Ethics & Public Policy Center ● 03/16/2018


“Trust, Facts and the Post-Truth Political Moment” is a white paper by EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In it, he discusses the physiological appeal of confirmation bias and gives a historical perspective on the phenomenon; explains why post-truth politics is dangerous and particularly acute today; and examines how the media operate in a post-truth age and what might be done about it.

Other Articles In This Category:


American Enterprise Institute ● By Aparna Mathur

Addressing Libertarian Concerns About Paid Leave

The Economist ● By LEXINGTON | WASHINGTON, DC

Patrick Shanahan Is Likely To Be America’s Next Defense Secretary

Law & Liberty ● By ALEX J. POLLOCK

What Does the Fed Know that Nobody Else Knows?

American Enterprise Institute ● By Michael R. Strain

Stop Poor-Mouthing the Two-Earner Family

American Enterprise Institute ● By Kenneth Pollack, Barbara Walter, Michael Knights

A Real Plan to End the War In Yemen

VIEW MORE