Table of Contents

Introduction ix
1  Finding Truth 1
2  Propaganda: From Nazism to Soft-Drink Ads and Soft Porn 25
3  Big Brother, Brainwashing, and You 45
4  The Brave New World of Advertising 67
5  Media Bias and What You Can Do about It 87
6  Truth and Lies in Politics 111
7  Bigots and Demagogues 141
8  The Legal Web 167
9  Fighting Scams 189
10 Science: Not Always “Scientific” 223
Conclusion 251
Appendix: Diving Deep and Thinking Critically 253
References 273
Notes 301
Index 347