Give it up for Wordspy‘s impeccable timing:
A democracy in which ignorance and irrationality hold sway over facts and reason.
Thirdly and perhaps most significantly, we now live in a post-factual democracy. When the facts met the myths they were as useless as bullets bouncing off the bodies of aliens in a HG Wells novel.
—Nicholas Barrett, “Fed up millennials speak out,” Financial Times, June 24, 2016
We have entered a post-factual democracy
—George Mannes, “We have entered…,” December 11, 2015
Infostorms may be generating a new type of politics: the post-factual democracy. Facts are replaced by opportune narratives and the definition of a good story is one that has gone viral.
Its right in line with Mondays discussion on Agnotology