Along with [UCI Associate Professor] Cailin O’Connor and [UCI Professor] James Owen Weatherall’s “The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread,” [Bruno] Latour’s new book offers a way to think through the seemingly insurmountable impasse carved out by political polarization and fake news. Of the two volumes, “The Misinformation Age” takes the more methodical and earnest approach. O’Connor and Weatherall are professors of logic, and they break down the mechanics of misinformation accordingly.

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