When facts become concerns

How might philosopher Bruno Latour help us navigate fears of Trump and his gameshow vision of America?

By Jonathan T.D. Neil

Donald Trump. Photo: Gage Skidmore

Why so much surprise and exasperation at the charges of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ coming out of the American chatter machine? Why has the divide over whether or not to take our new president ‘seriously’ or ‘literally’ marked out some new partisan DMZ? Haven’t we been confronted with all this before? It was just over a decade ago that we were exposed to the postmodernism of American politicians tearing down a different set of grand narratives. Remember Donald Rumsfeld,…

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