DISTURBING AND UNSETTLING - OPENING DAY, MARCH 17 - 1.04pm
Debate on the Post-Truth Era
Chilling, disturbing, enlightening but ultimately the stuff nightmares are made of…
The first of the festival’s Oxford Debates couldn’t have been more topical. And I’m not sure it’s title “Welcome to the Post-Truth Era’ was perhaps as perky as it might have suggested.
Speakers Matthew d’Ancona (columnist for The Guardian and author of ‘Post Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back’) and Alice Thwaite (founder and editor of the ‘Echo Chamber Club - a newsletter for liberal and progressive metropolitans to access viewpoints they would not naturally agree with) were eloquent, concise and brutal in their dissection of how our perception of truth is being stealthily manipulated.
A brilliant hour of debate that DID enlighten but could have left some of us…spooked.
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