What’s under attack at the moment isn’t individual facts… although they are under attack…it’s the very notion of truth that’s under attack. When a politician lies in the morning and then contradicts his lie with another lie in the afternoon, what they’re saying to you, finally, is that no truth matters, and truth itself is unimportant. And if truth doesn’t matter, all we are left with is opinion. And if all we’re left with is opinion, the opinion that will prevail is the opinion of the most powerful and the most wealthy. And then we have gone to a very dark place.

Richard Flanagan


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