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openDemocracy: Trump, Social Media, and the Rise of Lazy Intellectualism

Why the echo-chamber of social media is polarizing politics and shutting down debate....When it comes to unravelling 2016’s ‘post-truth, populist, and anti-expert’ political trifecta, analysts have squeezed all they can from the social sciences. But class divides, inequality, and globalization just seem too clunky to explain entirely why the best educated and most informed generation in human history is so close to electing the least qualified candidate ever to the highest post on the planet.


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