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The Death of Truth

Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump

By Michiko Kakutani
12-minute read
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The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump by Michiko Kakutani

The Death of Truth (2018) offers an informative look at the current political climate in the United States, and the many developments in the past that have brought us to this divisive time. With over 30 years’ experience as a respected literary critic, Michiko Kakutani uses her expertise in modern literature to show how authors of the past worried about many of the same concerns we’re facing today.

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Michiko Kakutani received her bachelor's degree in English from Yale University in 1976, after which she became a reporter for Time magazine and the Washington Post. In 1983, she became a book critic for the New York Times and held that job until her retirement in 2017. Vanity Fair once called her “the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world."

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