Post-Truth Politics: Why Trump and Brexit have elites running scared

Posted November 4, 2016 8:20 pm by Culture Witness

Post-Truth Politics: Why Trump and Brexit have elites running scared

By Paul Malvern |In recent months, an alliance of business and cultural Left journalists has warned of a new and dangerous threat to democracy. That is, the phenomenon of ‘post-truth politics’ in which right-wing politicos are supposedly abandoning logic and facts in favour of emotional appeals that pander to the worst instincts of citizens. This misuse of public discourse, we are told, divides society and fosters racism, sexism, and a dozen other ‘isms’. It makes rational debate well-nigh impossible. And it causes those simple souls that make up the electorate to jump to rash conclusions and stray from the heretofore

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