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Politik und Lüge

de Mazza, Ethel Matala

Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung, Bd. 9 (2018), Iss. 2: S. 120–132

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de Mazza, Ethel Matala


Alternative facts are by no means a new phenomenon in politics. Guardians of public policy have always considered lies an appropriate means by which to conserve power. It was only much later that science and the press became interested in ›facts‹ – and they did so with quite different concepts of inquisitiveness. In the meantime both have acquired a mistrust which has been purposefully plantedand carefully cultivated. This article investigates the scheming behind the lies and doubts of truth in the current political landscape and tries to answer the question in which cases alternative facts can still be considered a means of reason of state and in which cases they canno


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