Any amateur politician can engage in lying. President Donald Trump is going further than that. He's engaging in 'post-truth'.
Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?
As despotic personality cults go, Stalin's example still leads the pack. But North Korea's ruling family have taken it to a new extreme.
Critical decolonisation means accepting risk of error. It means considering whether indigenous knowledge systems might contain truths that western science hasn't accessed.
As Solzhenitsyn saw it, simple truths are always a threat to totalitarianism.
Donald Trump embodies the corrosive culture of narcissism at its worst. It's a trap.