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Jodie Ginsberg

Jodie Ginsberg is chief executive
of Index on Censorship. She is a
passionate believer in the power of
words.

Is Humanity in Denial?
The Holocaust never happened. The planet isn’t warming. Vaccines cause autism. All of us deny inconvenient truths sometimes, but what happens when denial becomes ‘denialism’, a systematic attempt to overturn established scholarly findings?  And how do we relate to this phenomenon in a ‘post-truth’ age? Our panellists, whose expertise covers history, contemporary culture, the law and psychotherapy, discuss the significance of phenomena such as Holocaust denial and climate change den...