The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

  The Guardian 
The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump
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From post-modernism to filter bubbles, ‘truth decay’ has been spreading for decades. How can we stop alternative facts from bringing down democracy, asks Michiko Kakutani Two of the most monstrous regimes in human history came to power in the 20th century, and both were predicated on the violation and despoiling of truth, on the knowledge that cynicism and weariness and fear can make people susceptible to the lies and false promises of leaders bent on unconditional power. As Hannah Arendt wrote in her 1951 bookThe Origins of Totalitarianism, “The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the c ▶ Full story on theguardian.com
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