Nervous States: Political Economist William Davies on Politics in the 'Post-Truth' Era | WYPR

Nervous States: Political Economist William Davies on Politics in the 'Post-Truth' Era

May 15, 2019

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In his new book, the political economist William Davies argues that the decline of trust in scientific expertise has led individuals and governments to rely increasingly on feelings rather than facts.  

William Davies is a political economist at Goldsmiths university of London.  He is the author of many books; his latest is called Nervous States: Democracy and the Decline of Reason.  Davies is also a contributor to publications including the Atlantic and the New York Times.