Denial: The Unspeakable Truth – Signed Copy

by Keith Kahn-Harris

Denial: The Unspeakable Truth – Signed Copy
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Denial: The Unspeakable Truth – Signed Copy

by Keith Kahn-Harris

Signed copy version

The Holocaust never happened. The planet isn’t warming. Vaccines cause autism. There is no such thing as Aids. The Earth is flat.  

Denialism comes in many forms, dressed in the garb of research proudly claiming to represent the best traditions of scholarship. Its influence is insidious, its techniques are pernicious. Climate change denialists have built well-funded institutions and lobbying groups to counter action against global warming. Holocaust deniers have harried historians and abused survivors. Aids denialists have prevented treatment programmes in Africa. 

All this is bad enough, but what if, as Keith Kahn-Harris asks, it actually cloaks much darker, unspeakable, desires? If denialists could speak from the heart, what would we hear? 

Kahn-Harris sets out not just to unpick denialists’ arguments, but to investigate what lies behind them. The conclusions he reaches are disturbing and uncomfortable: in a world of ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’, are the denialists about to secure victory?

‘Kahn-Harris captures the seductions of organised denial, the creative energy which goes into it, its love-hate relationship with the Enlightenment, and the strange mutations through which it is passing in the age of Trump.’
Dougald Hine
‘If you are seriously concerned by current trends and wish to understand them better, Kahn-Harris makes compelling reading.’
Jewish Chronicle
'An elegant exploration of how frail certainties really are, and how fragile truth is. While Kahn-Harris offers no easy answers in how to deal with “post-truth”, he does inspire you to act.'
Peter Pomerantsev
‘A very useful book for anyone who is concerned about the state of the world, and a must-read for anyone who is not.’
Naomi Oreskes

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Signed copy version

The Holocaust never happened. The planet isn’t warming. Vaccines cause autism. There is no such thing as Aids. The Earth is flat.  

Denialism comes in many forms, dressed in the garb of research proudly claiming to represent the best traditions of scholarship. Its influence is insidious, its techniques are pernicious. Climate change denialists have built well-funded institutions and lobbying groups to counter action against global warming. Holocaust deniers have harried historians and abused survivors. Aids denialists have prevented treatment programmes in Africa. 

All this is bad enough, but what if, as Keith Kahn-Harris asks, it actually cloaks much darker, unspeakable, desires? If denialists could speak from the heart, what would we hear? 

Kahn-Harris sets out not just to unpick denialists’ arguments, but to investigate what lies behind them. The conclusions he reaches are disturbing and uncomfortable: in a world of ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’, are the denialists about to secure victory?

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Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 19 × 12 × 1.5 cm
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Hardcover

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