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Foreword: RUSI Journal, February/March 2017

Editor Dr Emma De Angelis introduces the February/March 2017 edition of the RUSI Journal.

The beginning of 2017 continues to be dominated by ‘post-truth’ politics. Declared the word of the year by the Oxford Dictionaries in November 2016, post-truth defines an era in which facts seem to have been superseded by emotion and personal beliefs as the basic underpinnings of political narratives. Aided by a widespread mistrust of ‘experts’ by an increasingly disaffected electorate and the corresponding rise of ‘alternative facts’, many political leaders across the West

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Emma De Angelis

Director of Publications/Editor, RUSI Journal


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