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Post-Truth in a Post-Trump Era

In 1945, Orwell, ever-prescient, observed that “people can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.” A decade later, research in social psychology began to bear out Orwell’s assumptions. Here are a few articles that help make sense of our delusional political moment — how we got here and how we move forward.

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    How To Handle Post-Truth Now That Trump Is Gone

    How To Handle Post-Truth Now That Trump Is Gone

    Let's give liars the obscurity they deserve. For a liar, media coverage is oxygen. Airtime and print space are the means by which “alternative facts” …

    Opinion | We must end the post-truth society

    Opinion | We must end the post-truth society

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    The Washington Post - Jennifer Rubin

    Former national security official Fiona Hill, who bravely testified against President Trump in the impeachment hearings in 2019, wrote in an op-ed for Politico: “The storming of the Capitol building on Jan. 6 was the culmination of a series of actions and events taken or instigated by Trump so he …

    What the Believers Are Denying

    What the Believers Are Denying

    The denial of climate change and the denial of racism rest on the same foundation: an attack on observable reality. For two years, they formed a community of experts, about 1,000 in all, including 300 leading climate scientists inside and outside 13 federal agencies. For two years, they volunteered …

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