Thursday, December 14, 2017

Book Review: 'Bunk' by Kevin Young

Author Kevin Young discusses hoaxes, fake news and other untruths

"Beware of stories you want to be true, for whatever reason," journalist Ben Bradlee once wrote. It's a quote that appears prominently in Kevin Young's rich, detailed nonfiction work "Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News," a book brimming with stories from the past and near-present — each of them with…

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