From “How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion” by David McRaney

As the decade came to a close, a New York Times op-ed titled “The Age of Post-Truth Politics” argued that democracy itself was now in danger because facts had “lost their ability to support consensus.” The New Yorker examined “Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds,” The Atlantic announced, “This Article Won’t Change Your Mind,” and then came Time magazine’s ominous black-and-red, bold-print cover featuring a single question that seemed to sum up the moral panic over our growing epistemic chaos: “Is Truth Dead?”