Do-It-Yourself Election Fact-Checking Kit, courtesy of Princeton University Press

To fact-check or not became something of a conversation point at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this week. Here at PUP, we suggest readers take matters into their own hands and learn, as John Alexander Smith put it, “to detect when a man is talking rot.”

Look for this ad in the New York Review of Books.


  1. My copy of the latest NYRB arrived just the other day. When I opened it to this page I loudly exclaimed “Brilliant!” This is indeed without question the must-read book for the present campaign season. Well done!

  2. If they publish an update to that book after the current election cycle, they’re going to have to expand it to a multi-volume epic.