September 7, 2020
The Big Issue
News Lead: “The president and his supporters are disseminating falsehoods and trafficking in obfuscation at a rapid clip, through the use of selectively edited videos, deceptive retweets and false statements.”
In a recent letter to the editor of my local newspaper, I wrote that the big issue in the upcoming election isn’t conservativism versus liberalism; it’s autocracy versus democracy. The resolution of that issue will turn on the resolution of another one: truth versus falsehood.