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The Resource Lying in state : why presidents lie--and why Trump is worse, Eric Alterman

Lying in state : why presidents lie--and why Trump is worse, Eric Alterman

Label
Lying in state : why presidents lie--and why Trump is worse
Title
Lying in state
Title remainder
why presidents lie--and why Trump is worse
Statement of responsibility
Eric Alterman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The definitive history of presidential lying, revealing how our standards for truthfulness have eroded-and why Trump's lies are especially dangerous. If there's one thing we know about Donald Trump, it's that he lies. But he's by no means the first president to do so. In Lying in State, Eric Alterman asks how we ended up with such a pathologically dishonest commander in chief, showing that, from early on, the United States has persistently expanded its power and hegemony on the basis of presidential lies. He also reveals the cumulative effect of this deception-each lie a president tells makes it more acceptable for subsequent presidents to lie-and the media's complicity in spreading misinformation. Donald Trump, then, represents not an aberration but the culmination of an age-old trend. Full of vivid historical examples and trenchant analysis, Lying in State is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how we arrived in this age of alternative facts."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alterman, Eric
Dewey number
177/.30973
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.A628 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Political ethics
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Lying in state : why presidents lie--and why Trump is worse, Eric Alterman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 402 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781541616820
Lccn
2020008737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2022813
  • 926819
Label
Lying in state : why presidents lie--and why Trump is worse, Eric Alterman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 402 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781541616820
Lccn
2020008737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2022813
  • 926819

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