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Nervous States

Democracy and the Decline of Reason

William Davies

Hailed as a “masterpiece” (Mark Green, New York Times Book Review), Nervous States offers an astute diagnosis for why our politics has become so fractious and warlike. In this bold and far- reaching book, political economist William Davies argues that our increasing reliance on feeling over fact has transformed democracies. The spread of media tech...
Publish Date
2020-02-18T00:00:00.000Z
2020-02-18T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 2018
Goodreads rating
3.79
ISBN
9780393357943
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
2019-05-19T15:22:21.000Z
Just completed this interesting book. Interesting because in a sophisticated manner it tries to suggest that once-a-holy-idea of democracy is no longer a truthful institution and post-truth influence is what drives global democratic politics today.      source
2018-11-16T12:01:03.000Z
#FridayDigest How do we relearn patience when we have become so attached to instant information, on-demand services, and immediate reactions? Food for thought in @davies_will brilliant book #nervousstates in how valuing speed for speed's sake can lead to unintended conseque....      source