Saturday 21 July 2018

History to become a thing of the past?

History lockout: James Larkin in 1913
History lockout: James Larkin in 1913
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

One of the great shibboleths of our time is that we are living in an era of fake news. Fake news, along with fake outrage designed to elicit fake apologies, is now the order of the day.

The only problem with this assertion is that it has always has been thus.

Whether it's propaganda, urban legends or simply a party political broadcast, fake news is hardly a new phenomenon, it's just that we've given it a new name.

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