The Oxford English Dictionary named ‘post-truth’ its 2016 word of the year. Here are eight rules for post-truth politics, based on my research on power and truth:
For more information, here’s a detailed ethnography of how post-truth politics works in practice: Bent Flyvbjerg (Author), Steven Sampson (Translator) (1998) Rationality and Power: Democracy in Practice (Morality and Society Series) (University of Chicago Press).
And here is how to counter post-truth politics: Bent Flyvbjerg, Todd Landman and Sandford Schram (ed) (2012) Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis (Cambridge University Press)
First published on January 4, 2016, LinkedIn.Back to top of article