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This is not propaganda: adventures in the war against reality

This is not propaganda: adventures in the war against reality

Pomerantsev, Peter, author

We live in a world of influence operations run amok, a world of dark ads, psy-ops, hacks, bots, soft facts, ISIS, Putin, trolls, Trump. We've lost not only our sense of peace and democracy - but our sense of what those words even mean. As Peter Pomerantsev seeks to make sense of the disinformation age, he meets Twitter revolutionaries and pop-up populists, 'behavioural change' salesmen, Jihadi fan-boys, Identitarians, truth cops, and much more. 40 years after his dissident parents were pursued by the KGB, he finds the Kremlin re-emerging as a great propaganda power. His research takes him back to Russia - but the answers he finds there are surprising. Part reportage, part intellectual adventure, this book is a Pynchon-like exploration of how we can reimagine our politics and ourselves in a time where truth has been turned topsy-turvy

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Faber & Faber, 2019

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Peter Pomerantsev
ISBN: 0571338631, 9780571338634
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: v, 270 pages ; 22 cm
Subject: Propaganda Political aspects.; Internet and international relations.; Society.; Information warfare.