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Last year, I researched and wrote an article for Slate entitled "Why Trump Supporters Will Believe Any Lie he Tells."

I think the article answers this question.

Will attach it in the next Tweet.

One thing I would add, which is a quotation from Hannah Arendt . . .

Here's the article ⤵️slate.com/news-and-polit…

The quotation from Hannah Arendt is from The Origins of Totalitarianism (will attach in the next tweet).

Arendt understood very well how totalitarian politics works.
Hannah Arendt, in the Origins of Totalitarianism, said this⤵️


It's rooted in "us v. them" politics (which scholar @jasonintrator discusses in his book on fascism).

The thinking is: Lying helps our team win, so Yay Lies.
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