Over the past few weeks, months — oh god, it’s actually been years — terms such as alternative facts, fake news, and post-factualism have been ever-increasing, outlining a worrisome trend that I am far from the first person to opine about in an op-ed. But I am here today because I have seen that anti-factualism crystallize over the last harrowing weeks of election drama.

A while back, my husband — who loves debate, has a master's in political science, and will play devil’s advocate for even the most abhorrent political viewpoints — asked me a question as I lost my…

Taylor Ahlstrom

Writer, wanderer, and spreadsheet afficionado. Currently homebody-nomading in South Africa.

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