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Rebecca Gordon: Confronting “Alternative Facts”

This popular belief that nobody really does or can know anything is the perfect soil for an authoritarian leader to take root.

January 11, 2019 · 3 Comments

Video: David Brooks — “Trump and Afterwards: The Next American Culture”

. In this hour-long lecture, New York Times columnist David Brooks talks about the major trends in American culture over the last 50 years and how they have led to … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mike Schneider: In the Post-Truth World

the game of truth or consequences has no consequence. What does it matter if insurance agents quote Thoreau? The mass of men still lead lives of quiet desperation. Guns are … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · 7 Comments

Hannah Arendt: On the use of lies as a political strategy

In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 3 Comments

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