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Spur Calgary: Post-Truth Politics
Sun, 13 November 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM MST
Fact-based politicking is dead. Donald Trump’s presidential victory has all but established this fact. Relying on bombastic soundbites, dubious facts, flippant insults and emotional button-pushing, his campaign has evolved from an unsettling joke to an ultimately successful candidacy. Spur asks: why are people so angry? How did expertise become a dirty word? Where did truth go to die? And what is the future for political and civic participation here in Canada, and around the world?