Thanks for the links. I will be reading up shortly.And what I find annoying is that same pages in different languages sometimes say different things. So which one to believe?
In my own journey, I have also started to think about this problem. Over the last two years I have watched, almost on a daily basis, the following:
a) I will watch a live speech, rally or presentation by whomever in the Republican party (obviously, I have only been paying attention to the US).
b) 100% of the the time, the majour media outlets will either lie by omission / exageration / misdirection so as to seem legit OR just outright lie.
There are a lot of ways to analyze why this happens, and frankly the answers aren't really that interesting. Most of it I would ascribe to the media dying and having to pivot to the 'if it bleeds it leads' kind of thing and the normal political partisanship, even though there are other possible answers.
However, it has shaken my understanding of what is true and what is not that I now even question history. If I am being lied to on a daily basis LIVE ON TV NEWS BROADCASTS, using techniques that we all know and understand because we are a political animal, then, how much of our documented and oral history is fake?
As time goes on, old books will become unbelievably important.
Woops, adding a note: Keep in mind that during the George Bush Jr. era I was one of the people that loved the George Bush Hitler posters and thought of the right wing as a kind of evil group of people. I don't really support any one party anywhere any longer. This whole american political situation has been a great fishbowl experiment that finally lets us see what goes on behind the scenes in all of the systems that surround us.