Saturday, November 16, 2019

DO FACTS MATTER ANYMORE? Article of the week

Can you imagine a better name for the current American president than his surname, Trump?  He seems to think that facts don't matter. Bluster trumps fact.☹️ That's the main point of the
the best article I've read this week.

So, here we go. I point you to "Impeached by the Facts."  November 6, 2019. You can read the article for yourself, on-line, for free.  Just click on the link.

A quick recap of the key point: the President works on the premise that he can do anything he wants. That includes denying facts. Not that facts don't exist. Rather, that they don't matter because the President can do anything he wants.

President Donald Trump receives a briefing, Thursday, April 6, 2017
Photo in the public domain via Wikimedia Commons

The author's conclusion: "Without a horizon of shared truth, politics becomes simply the exercise of brute force. . . ." "It is not a world in which democracy can survive."

I judge the article to offer fine analysis of the political situation in the U.S. Though I've recapped it, it's well worth your reading it in its entirety.

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