Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in American Politics
Jennifer L. Hochschild and KATHERINE LEVINE EINSTEIN explore the impact of citizens’ misinformation on American democratic politics. Examining cases ranging from the invasion of Iraq to refusal to vaccinate children, they find that citizens’ political use of misinformation is harmful and even dangerous. The misinformed are particularly difficult to persuade and a subset of politicians have powerful incentives to keep them that way. Political misinformation, thus, provides a challenge to political and policy choices.
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Acting White? Rethinking Race in Post-Racial America, Devon W. Carbado and Mitu Gulati Reviewed by Jennifer L. Hochschild
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