After a ‘post truth’ presidency, can America make facts real again?
Acommon theme in U.S. inaugural addresses is for the newly sworn-in president to identify what he sees as the country’s biggest problem. For Ronald Reagan, it was government overreach. For Barack Obama, it was “our collective failure to make hard choices.” For Franklin Roosevelt, it was fear itself.
For Joe Biden, it was a breakdown of national cohesion, common purpose, and reality’s most fundamental distinction.
“There is truth, and there are lies,” said President Biden. “And each of us has a duty and responsibility ... to defend the truth and...