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    How to Hang onto Truth in a Hostile Culture: Lessons from Lewis-The Silver Chair

    Plato's News Cave (courtesy Imgur) Recently The New York Times launched a new subscription campaign featuring hooks like, “We’re passionate about the truth. Are you?” and “Truth is what we do better” and “Read news that values the truth.” I know what some of you are thinking: “Ba-ha-ha-ha.” It is indeed rich that a publication that has long questioned the existence of truth now lays claim to it in their advertising. Long ago the mainstream media relinquished its claim to reporting truth. Instead, at their best, they report “truth” from several different perspectives, weighting the progressive/oppressed perspective the most heavily. The result has been the loss of truth. Now we see the…