Nothing is True and Everything is Possible

This is the title of a book by Peter Pomerantsev. He paints a picture of a counterfeit democracy ruled by television, where all trappings of freedom are present, elections, an opposition, a functioning judiciary and a free media but little reality. It is “a strange and effective confection of propaganda, disinformation and entertainment.”

He is describing Russia, I don’t think he has been to “our wee country”. Would he notice much difference? At least Russia has an opposition.

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