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There’s nothing new about post-truth politics

We've always had to fight for facts—but it's particularly important right now

By Simon Blackburn   July 2017

Queen of alternative facts: Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. Photo: Evan Ucci/AP/Rex/Shutterstock

Post Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis (Little, Brown, £14.99)

Post-Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back by Matthew D’Ancona (Ebury Press, £6.99)

Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World by James Ball (Biteback Publishing, £9.99)

Here are three distinguished journalists, and three books on the same subject. Each one takes its title from the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year for 2016, where…

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