Brooke Gladstone is the award winning co-host and editor of the public radio show On the Media. In this short (90 pages!) book she succinctly and persuasively lays out why people have such difficulty agreeing on even the most basic facts. “Reality. It used to seem so simple — reality just was, like the weather. Why question it, let alone disagree about it? And then came the assault, and unending stream of ‘fake news,’ ‘alternative facts,’ and lies disguised as truths, all of it overwhelming our notions of reality. Now we can’t even agree on what a fact is, let alone what is real. How on earth did we get here? Here’s how.” She also provides some guidance on how we can begin to escape this situation. An interesting read!