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Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, and Panu Minkkinen

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474454971

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454971.001.0001

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Politics, Shamelessness and the People of Ressentiment

Politics, Shamelessness and the People of Ressentiment

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(p.8) Politics, Shamelessness and the People of Ressentiment
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Constituent Power
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Benjamin Arditi

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454971.003.0002

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former US Senator

Honestly, people are definitely dumber. They just keep passing stuffaround. Nobody fact-checks anything anymore—I mean, that’s how Trump got elected. He just said whatever he wanted, and people believed everything, and when the things he said turned out not to be true, people didn’t care because they’d already accepted it. It’s real scary. I’ve never seen anything like it....

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