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As Joe Biden prepares to become president, the US still reels from the deadly consequences of 'alternative facts'

  • Written by Jennifer S. Hunt, Lecturer in National Security, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
As Joe Biden prepares to become president, the US still reels from the deadly consequences of 'alternative facts'

Every four years on January 20, the US exercises a key tenant of democratic government: the peaceful transfer of power. This year, the scene looks a bit different.

If the last US presidential inauguration in 2017 debuted the phrase “alternative facts”, the 2021 inauguration represents their deadly consequences. After conspiracy-theory...

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