Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust
The Fondation Descartes' experts select and comment on key publications on disinformation, trust in the media and the Foundation's other research topics. This data base is available online to members of the Foundation and in the Foundation's documentation centre.
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What role does journalism play in a democracy? What does it mean to see and render visible the contemporary world? What is the political significance of such an activity? Does […]

Professor Roger Mucchielli retraces the modern history of subversion and analyzes its mechanisms and major events. A radical change has taken place in the conception of modern warfare. Today, war […]

From Tiananmen to the Gulf, via Timisoara, the author describes, sometimes in a vitriolic style, the blunders of the media, who in his view have become too sure of themselves. […]

38 tricks and methods to appear to be right despite being objectively wrong, or to defeat your opponent by arguing in bad faith. A short treatise for anyone who is […]

The conversations surrounding sincerity are as fierce and vivid as they are muddled. Yvon Belaval analyzes the ways in which sincerity relates to truth, knowledge and self-expression. In The concern […]

Concealing oneself behind a mask, as Descartes once claimed, has become a necessity for anybody wishing to participate in the “spectacle society” that democracy has become. Montesquieu’s In Praise of […]

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