“Fascism says nothing’s true, your daily life is not important, the facts that you think you understand are not important, all that matters is the myth – the myth of one nation that’s together, the mystical connection with the leader. When we think of post-truth, we think it’s something new. Actually what post-truth does is, it paves the way for regime change. If we don’t have access to facts, we can’t trust each other. Without trust, there’s no law. Without law, there’s no democracy. So, if you want to rip the heart out of a democracy directly, what you do is you go after facts. And that’s what modern authoritarians do.”

- Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny

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