How to Win the War on Truth: An Illustrated Guide to How Mistruths Are Sold, Why They Stick, and How to Reclaim Reality (Paperback)
In brief, How to Win the War on Truth is a history and dissection of propaganda: what is it, how is it disseminated, and why does the human brain fall for it? Spitale and Whincup literally illustrate types of propaganda - from consumerism to politics - how it's deployed, and who benefits from its use. Clear, illuminating, and highly recommended. -- Jennifer M., Book Buyer— From Staff Picks
We’re bombarded with information like never before. Some of it’s true, some of it’s spin, and some of it’s flat-out fake news. And that’s by design. Propaganda helps governments and corporations sell us products, lifestyles, and ideas. Sometimes the agenda is harmless, but other times it’s destructive, and it’s not always easy to spot the difference.
Whether you want to be informed on the issues or debunk misinformation wherever you encounter it, How to Win the War on Truth is here to help. You’ll learn:
• The history of propaganda, from Edward Bernays to Fox News
• Why simple messages are so powerful
• Who profits from propaganda
• How propaganda is manufactured and delivered directly to you
• How to find the truth for yourself
Filled with cleverly illustrated real-world examples of propaganda in all its forms, How to Win the War on Truth will help you see the world with clear eyes for the first time. Because when it comes to preserving democracy and fighting for our rights, it’s essential that we do.
Allan Whincup is a former art director who works as a freelance illustrator and designer. His projects include logo design, character design, storyboarding, and creating assets for animation. He has also worked on games, CD covers, and comics.
“Rich with smart advice together with many useful and informing graphics.”—David Cay Johnston, author of The Big Cheat: How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family