When the Nerves of Knowledge Send False Signals: A Conversation on Our Age of Misinformation

The social body to which we belong is at this moment passing through one of the greatest crises of its history, a colossal process which may be likened to a birth. We have each of us a share in this process, we are to a greater or less extent responsible for its course. To make our judgments, we must have reports from other parts of the social body; we must know what our fellow-men, in all classes of society, in all parts of the world, are suffering, planning, doing. There arise emergencies which require swift decisions, under penalty of frightful waste and suffering. ….[READ]