Lying As Politics In The Age Of Trump

publicseminar.org -October 18, 2018

In the age of Trump, “truths,” “lies,” “real,” “fake,” “means,” “ends,” are merely words, the rhetorical stuff of a hypnotic spectacle sufficiently entertaining and profitable enough (including for the “fake news”) to keep a significant part of the US population in a state of cognitive, psychological, moral, and political incoherence, if not utterly abject confusion.

“I cannot tell a lie”
G. Washington (it’s said) asserted.
A simple, quaint objective
That Washington (DC) has deserted???

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