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On Post-truth as a Development of Capitalism (Fragments)

I. Could the trait of refusing to engage with the pursuit of reasoned truth –to even attempt to elucidate the truth– that appears to be the sign of our times be a reflection of a late stage in the ideological encroachment of capitalism? Could the habit of satisfying our desires at any moment through the choice between different options competing in the marketplace have become so deeply ingrained in our minds that some of us might have started to choose not just to take shelter in alternative realities in the face of difficulties, but to actually behave –not pretend– as if their wishes towards reality, timely reflected in the offers of a new sort of polished strong men, were real?

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