What La Generalista has to say:

While published a few years ago, True Enough is still very much worth the read. An example-led look at how our information environment is changing, considering both how we are led as well as how we participate in distorting reality.

“Selective exposure, selective perception, the cult of fake experts, and the end of objectivity in the news: these are merely pistons in what has become, today, a powerful engine of propaganda, one that drives nearly all the recent examples of our society’s unfettered departure from “the reality-based world.”

This is a disturbing glimpse into how the media machinery coupled with our own biases influences content and our actions as a result. Readers might walk away more cynical, but it is hoped, better prepared to cope in our current information environment.

True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society is available for purchase at at Amazon.

About Author

La Generalista is the online identity of Alicia Wanless – a researcher and practitioner of strategic communications for social change in a Digital Age. Alicia is the director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. With a growing international multi-stakeholder community, the Partnership aims to foster evidence-based policymaking to counter threats within the information environment. Wanless is currently a PhD Researcher at King’s College London exploring how the information environment can be studied in similar ways to the physical environment. She is also a pre-doctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, and was a tech advisor to Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder. Her work has been featured in Lawfare, The National Interest, Foreign Policy, and CBC.


  1. Public Bureau on

    Reminds me of Stephen Colbert’s concept of truthiness, which would be funny if it wasn’t what has actually replaced truth of late. Adding this to my “must buy books” list, thanks for the recomendation!

    • La Generalista on

      Not to spoil the book too much, the author does build on Colbert’s concept. I think it was a bit of inspiration! Happy reading!

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