Philosophy, 1992

It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. It’s how i feel.

A 1992 article by playwright Steve Tesich in The Nation claims “we, as a free people, have freely decided that we want to live in some post-truth world”, possibly in reference to philosopher’s Hannah Arendt’s 1972 concept of “defactualization”. The term “post-truth politics” was coined in a blog of the same name for Grist magazine by “climate and energy” writer David Roberts after Brexit and Trump’s election victory in 2016.