No time like NOW to give authority to the truth

I wasn’t particularly struck by this article in Salon about a new book on conspiracy theories until I read the last line, stated by the book’s author.

David Aaronovitch: When there is no authority to the truth, prejudices thrive.

I feel that statement’s weight as I grow concerned about the fear mongering we all hear about, or when I get another liberal-hating joke emailed to me from a family member.

I pause and wonder how my voice can speak not just truth-to-power, but truth-to-overwhelming noise on television, radio and the internet.


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