Saturday 24 February 2018

In the 'post-truth' era, we're on an aimless voyage to nowhere

Master of post-truth: Donald Trump Picture: AFP/Getty
Master of post-truth: Donald Trump Picture: AFP/Getty
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Letters to the Editor

The latest additions to our national discourse are the increasing references to what has become known as 'post-truth', the Oxford Dictionary's word of the year 2016; it is predicted to become one of the defining words of our time.

Here we have yet another instance of words welcomed into our lives without an accompanying new and determinate reality attached to them. Nonsense finds a new adopted home.

The surge in references to post-truth came in attempts to make sense of the Donald Trump phenomenon where our normal understanding of the truth was put on hold.

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