Fact-based politicking is dead. Donald Trump’s presidential victory has all but established this fact. Relying on bombastic soundbites, dubious facts, flippant insults and emotional button-pushing, his campaign has evolved from an unsettling joke to an ultimately successful candidacy. Spur asks: why are people so angry? How did expertise become a dirty word? Where did truth go to die? And what is the future for political and civic participation here in Canada, and around the world?
Melanee Thomas’s research is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council.
- November 13, 2016
- 2:00 pm
- Dutton Theatre at the Calgary Central Library, 616 Mcleod Trail SE, Calgary