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Nervous States : Democracy and the Decline of Reason

Author: William Davies.

Nervous States : Democracy and the Decline of Reason

Author: William Davies.

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Item #: D40373
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: W.W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393635386
Our politics have become fractious and warlike, and here political economist William Davies pinpoints the cause: our increasing reliance on feeling over fact. The spread of media technology and the intrusion of mass shootings and terrorist attacks into everyday life has reduced a world of logic into one driven by fear and anxiety. As emotions supplant verifi... More
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Our politics have become fractious and warlike, and here political economist William Davies pinpoints the cause: our increasing reliance on feeling over fact. The spread of media technology and the intrusion of mass shootings and terrorist attacks into everyday life has reduced a world of logic into one driven by fear and anxiety. As emotions supplant verifiable facts in our public life, Davies suggests, we lose the basis for consensus among people who otherwise have little in common.


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