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Upcoming Events for Post-Truth

February 26, 7 p.m.
Book Launch
Newtonville Books
Newton, MA

March 6, 7 p.m.
Speaking Event
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA

April 1, 1:30 p.m.
Speaking Event
Greater Boston Humanists
The Humanist Hub
30 JFK Street, 4th Floor
Cambridge, MA

April 16, 7 p.m.
Book Signing
The Harvard Coop
Cambridge, MA

May 9, noon
Meet the Author
New England Mobile Book Fair
Newton, MA

May 27, 4 p.m.
Book Signing
East End Books
Provincetown, MA

June 12, 2 p.m.
Guest Speaker
United Nations
777 UN Plaza
New York, NY
(by invitation only; ID required)
NOTE: Rescheduled; check back for further details

August 7, 7:30 p.m.
Book Signing
Powell's Books
Portland, OR

September 20, 4:30 p.m.
Seminar Paper
"Law and Illiberalism"
Amherst College
Amherst, MA

September 26
Public Lecture
Center for Humanities at Temple (CHAT)
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

October 25, 5:30 p.m.
Public Lecture
"Humanities on the Edge"
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
The Sheldon Museum of Art Auditorium
Lincoln, NE


Latest News

Post-Truth was just reviewed in the New York Review of Books

Lee discusses Post-Truth on Sunday Edition (CBC/Radio Canada)

Watch Fareed Zakaria's endorsement of Post-Truth on CNN

Hear Lee talk about Post-Truth on the Brian Lehrer Show (NPR)

Hear Lee talk about Post-Truth on the Colin McEnroe Show (NPR)

Read Lee's article "Why Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin lie... and why they are so good at it" in New Statesman

Read Lee's article "The Price of Denialism" in The New York Times

Respecting Truth has won the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in Philosophy

Read Lee's article "The Attack on Truth" in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Read Lee's article "Making Philosophy Matter—or Else" in The Chronicle of Higher Education (PDF)

Read Lee's article "The Dark Ages of Social Science" in The Humanist

Dark Ages is now widely available in paperback

Dark Ages has won the Silver Award for Philosophy in the 2006 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards

Lee's newest book:

Post Truth

Available from MIT Press

Table of Contents:
Series Foreword
Chapter 1. What is Post-Truth?
Chapter 2. Science Denial as a Road Map for Understanding Post-Truth
Chapter 3. The Roots of Cognitive Bias
Chapter 4. The Decline of Traditional Media
Chapter 5. The Rise of Social Media and the Problem of Fake News
Chapter 6. Did Postmodernism Lead to Post-Truth?
Chapter 7. Fighting Post-Truth

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Lee is working on a new book:


What if Child Protective Services knocked on your door late one evening, telling you that your new nanny had made a child abuse complaint? While Adam Grammaticus fights back shock waves upon hearing the incredible—and false—allegations against him, his wheelchair-bound wife Kate protests against the authorities, who insist on entering the house and waking three-year-old Emma to check on her well being. After meeting with a lawyer, Adam and Kate learn just how few options they really have and worry that CPS could return at any time. In an attempt to clear his name—and get to the bottom of things—Adam turns for help to his ex-military Harley-riding childhood pal Tugg Morgan, who suffers from his own dark past, including a fatal secret that he and Adam have kept since they were kids. When some bogus evidence later surfaces against Adam, Emma is finally taken by CPS, and Adam escapes to the open road with Tugg, where they embark on a journey to get Emma back.....and make everyone pay who had anything to do with this. They're in Tugg's world now: a world of outlaw motorcycle clubs, risky choices, and brutal justice, which eventually leads them to a vast conspiracy that explains what happened to Emma even while it threatens to remove Adam from her life forever.