Thursday, May 28, 2020
The collapse of trust in our leading institutions has exiled the 21 century to the Siberia of . I want to be clear about what this means. Reality has not changed. It’s still unyielding. Facts today are partial and contradictory—but that’s always been the case. Post-truth, as I define it, signifies a moment of sharply divergent perspectives on every subject or event, without a trusted authority in the room to settle the matter. A telling symptom is that we no longer care to persuade. We aim to impose facts and annihilate a process closer to intellectual holy war than to critical thinking.
-Martin Gurri, as culled from here.