The Power and Peril of Stories

Tom Shakespeare reflects on how all the political populists who now occupy our imaginations are master story tellers. But he argues we need both facts and persuasive stories.

Tom Shakespeare reflects on how all the political populists who now occupy our imaginations are master story tellers.

People need stories and these stories appeal to us, he says. But he argues that as well as persuasive stories, more than ever we need facts.

"The plural of anecdote is not data, as a professor used to tell me", he writes.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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Sun 26 Mar 2017 23:50

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