“Post-Reality Politics”

After writing that post, I started to think about other examples of this phenomenon, and about variations on this kind of fantasy-driven argumentation.  The concept of being “reality-based” became a meme among liberals after a political appointee in the George W. Bush administration brazenly brushed off people who care about evidence by saying: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.”  This accompanied his claim that “the reality-based community” is made up of people who foolishly “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.”  Where are we now, more than a decade into post-reality politics?

via Arguing With People Who Simply Do Not Care About Evidence — Dorf on Law

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