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A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age
By: Daniel J. Levitin

I picked this up when it first came out and have found it to be a fresh perspective on something I talk about all of the time.  Levitin takes a look at the different types of information that constantly surrounds us and provides a critical lens through which to view them.  Wondering how someone can lie when the statistics are right there?  He’s got you covered. Rhetoric and coding as a way of loading your text? Here’s how to see through it.  Especially given the recent focus on fake news this is a good reminder to be ever aware and critical of all sources of information. Want to know more?  Come talk to a librarian!

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