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They Got It Wrong by Emma Marriott
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really liked it

Scott Adams recommended I read this book as part of his reading list.

It was short and easy to read.

It was heavily US focused and I did take offence at some of the comments and the way the UK was portrayed.

The chapters different in their level of interest, but as a general overview it is useful to see:
1) people often believe things that aren't true
2) people appear to believe in what they want to believe in
3) some of the myths of history became myths decades and centuries after the event
4) despite clearer facts emerging some people do not care about finding the truth
5) people will believe what uninformed or intentionally misleading journalists or people in the entertainment industry tell them to or lead them to believe
6) The media will often want people to believe the most glamourous version of events that is likely to sell and there interest in the truth appears to be minimal
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