'TOM PHILLIPS IS A VERY CLEVER, VERY FUNNY MAN' Greg Jenner
This is a book about TRUTH - and all the ingenious ways, throughout history, that we've managed to avoid it.
We live in a 'post-truth' age, we're told. The US has a president who openly lies on a daily basis (or who doesn't even know what's true, and doesn't care). The internet has turned our everyday lives into a misinformation battleground. People don't trust experts any more.
But was there ever really a golden age of truth-telling? As the editor of the UK's leading independent fact-checker, Tom Phillips deals with complete bollocks every day. Here, he tells the story of how we humans have spent history lying to each other - and ourselves - and asks an important question: how can humanity move towards a truthier future?
PRAISE FOR HUMANS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW WE F*CKED IT ALL UP:
'F*cking brilliant' Sarah Knight, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
'Very funny' Mark Watson
'In dark times, it's reassuring to learn that we've always been a bunch of clueless f*cking nitwits' Stuart Heritage, Don't Be a Dick, Pete
'A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining' Telegraph If you find yourself looking at the news and wondering how humanity has got so many things wrong, over and over again, this book is a very funny answer to just that question' -- Mark Watson, comedian A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining * Telegraph * In dark times, it's reassuring to learn that we've always been a bunch of clueless f*cking nitwits -- Stuart Heritage * Don't Be a Dick, Pete * For Tom Phillips and HUMANS: