United States of Distraction

United States of Distraction
Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It)
Foreword by Ralph Nader





Nolan Higdon interviewed on Two Broads Talking Politics Podcast
Aug 9, 2019

Mickey Huff interviewed by Sonali Kolhatkar for Rising Up!
Aug 13, 2019

Literary Hub
Aug 1, 2019

"There are lots of wonderful books to read this month, but the one I will pick up because it may contain some glimmer of sanity in it is United States of Distraction, Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff's aptly titled analysis of why we have descended into information anarchy. How this state of crisis—about what is and isn’t true, and how that gets played—has perpetuated the very things worth fighting against. They promise ideas and solutions, God I hope they’re good."––John Freeman


Kirkus Reviews
May 27, 2019

"[Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff] paint a dismal picture of contemporary journalism, arguing persuasively that the media has been co-opted by commercial interests and no longer serve to inform the public about issues crucial to democracy. . . . the authors call for 'critical media literacy education' that emphasizes civics, critical thinking skills, critical awareness of media, community engagement, and cultural competency (including the cultivation of empathy) as well as a broadening and deepening of news reporting."