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Facts are and must be the coin of the realm in a democracy. Unfortunately, for citizens in the United States and throughout the world, distinguishing between fact and fiction—always a formidable challenge—is now more difficult than ever, as a constant stream of questionable information pours into media outlets.

In The Future of Truth, Charles Lewis reminds us of the history of public dishonesty in the United States, from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s cover-up of the real motives behind the Vietnam War, to George W. Bush’s public rationales for military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how courageous investigative journalists stood up to power to bring truth to light. He then explores the implications for today: what are the root causes and consequences of this kind of mass deception?

Lewis argues forcefully that while data points and factoids abound, it is much harder to get to the whole truth of complex issues in time for that truth to guide citizens, voters, and decision-makers.

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  • “According to Lewis’s outspoken study of recent US history, his title reflects the exact number of times members and allies of the Bush-Cheney White House issued untrue ‘facts’ justifying military action in Iraq. Not that the book is focused solely on W’s term as president: there are vehement condemnations of Lyndon Johnson’s truth-bending on Vietnam, Richard Nixon’s response to Watergate, and even Barack Obama’s handling of the Affordable Care Act…Lee has a deep, resonant reading voice. It’s also authoritative—a trait most crucial to the work at hand—and Lee adds a layer of indignation and/or contempt when the material indicates that register. Considering the subject matter, it’s no surprise he’s obliged to do so frequently.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Charles Lewis, a bestselling author and national investigative journalist for the past thirty years, is a tenured professor of journalism and, since 2008, the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication in Washington, DC. He is the founder of The Center for Public Integrity and several other nonprofit organizations.