What exactly is post-truth?I have been hearing this term since the last American Presidential election. Before the election, American liberals and Democrats predicted that Hilary Clinton would win the election hands down. American feminists also stated that considering the track-record of Trump, the American ladies would vote for Ms. Clinton and according to them, there was no chance of Trump winning the election. Indian liberals, seculars and feminists were also firmly of the same view.
The election was held and Trump won comfortably. People clearly understood that these liberals and feminists have no contact with the grassroots level. Indians already understood this about Indian liberals and feminists after the 2014 election in India.
It is clear that these liberal intellectuals are losing ground everywhere in the world including India. Nobody bothers about their scholarly opinion. So, these liberals have been trying to bring this concept of 'post-truth'. It broadly signifies a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy. They mean to say that voters are 'emotional fools' because they voted for Trump in the USA and for Modi in India (ignoring their advice).
I would like to know whether this interpretation of liberals is correct, or not. Are the voters all over the world voting emotionally, or, are they considering all pros and cons? On the other hand, aren't the intellectuals giving their opinion from their narrow ideological points of view, without considering the realities?