Peter Daou blames media and the political establishment for failing to combat dishonesty, hypocrisy … and Trump
Voltaire warned that “those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”. In his new book, Peter Dau offers copious evidence that nothing has ever made that pernicious alchemy easier than the internet.
Daou is especially good on the press obsession with ‘real American’ stories
The dangers of the internet were especially stark in the last three months of the 2016 campaign
For blue Americans in the 21st century – and for principled patriots across the ideological spectrum – the Digital Civil War is about preventing [a] descent into tyranny by confronting the far-right menace before it’s too late.
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