Donald Trump’s Alt-Reality, facts and theories

A starting disclaimer: I am not interested in politics here, only in “the facts, just the facts” (with a nod to Hawaii Five’O).

However, given the tenor of the recent campaign it is hard for a ToK teacher to resist referencing it occasionally. This piece does a great job of pointing to the negotiations that have been underway concerning issues of “fact”, “truth”, “certainty”, and “knowledge”. And underneath his assessment is a veiled discussion of the power of communities to determine what the facts are. It is in discussions like this that the usefulness of the ToK/IB curriculum can be seen.

via Donald Trump’s Alt-Reality – The New York Times