Friday essay: turning up the level of civilisation

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In October 2005 Stephen Colbert was just starting his eponymous show. It is somewhat chilling to realise that this was when he came up with the word truthiness: it seems so now.

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It has taken a while to reach maturity and morphed into the even more menacing trumpiness.

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