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Fact over Fake: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Media Bias and Political Propaganda Spiral-Bound | November 30, 2020

Linda Elder, Richard Paul

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This book reveals the power of critical thinking to make sense of overwhelming and often subjective media by detecting ideology, slant, and spin at work. Building off the Paul-Elder critical thinking framework, Fact over Fake focuses on the internal logic of the news as well as societal influences on the media.

Today’s instantaneous and ever-present news stream frequently presents a sensationalized or otherwise distorted view of the world, demanding constant critical engagement on the part of everyday citizens. Richard Paul and Linda Elder reveal the power of critical thinking to make sense of overwhelming and often subjective media by detecting ideology, slant, and spin at work. Fact over Fake is an essential guide for anyone who wants to stay informed in today’s overwhelming news arena while not falling prey to political propaganda and manipulation.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Original Binding: Paperback
Pages: 108 pages
ISBN-10: 1538143941
Item Weight: 0.3 lbs
Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.4 x 8.0 inches
A timely revision to an essential volume for any critical thinker’s library,  Fact Over Fake provides a concise, cogent, and insightful examination of the challenges and opportunities presented by the news media landscape of the early 21st century, as well as practical tools to help navigate that daunting terrain—even for those unfamiliar with, or unaccustomed to, thinking critically about how it affects their lives every day.  An indispensable guide for all who aspire to think for themselves and for any conscientious citizen seeking to foster free, fairminded societies. -Ken Stringer, president, CommunityPlus
Dr. Linda Elder is an educational psychologist who has taught both psychology and critical thinking at the college level. She has been President of the Foundation for Critical Thinking and the Executive Director of the Center for Critical Thinking for almost 25 years. She has a special interest in the relation of thought and emotion, as well as the cognitive and affective. She has developed an original theory of the stages of critical thinking development. Elder has coauthored four books on critical thinking, as well as all 23 titles found in the Thinker's Guide Library. Dr. Richard Paul was a leading proponent of critical thinking and through his work and legacy remains an international authority in the field. He founded the Center for Critical Thinking at Sonoma State University in 1980, followed by the Foundation for Critical Thinking. He developed concepts, principles, and theory essentials to a robust and fairminded conception of critical thinking and authored more than 200 articles and seven books on the topic. He presented workshops to hundreds of thousands of educators over his 35-year career as a leader in the critical thinking movement.