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'The developed world seems to be discovering the concept of post truth, as President Trump and his team of surrogates lay waste to one fact after another; the Western media is brimming with lamentations about our entry into the post-factual era and eulogies for the “factual” one we left behind -- post-truthism is typically defined as some sort of illness of objectivity, brought on by a rise in subjectivity and sheer emotion. “The truth has become so devalued,” they say, “that what was once the gold standard of political debate is a worthless currency.” Indeed, these essays completely ignore the true merit of post-truthism: Its narrative coherence—an easy consistency that the behemoth of data spouted at us by the mainstream media frustratingly lacks. It is precisely this coherence, this simplicity in a world of complexity, that makes fiction in the eyes of many worthier than reality.'