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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The opponent wields a “firehose of falsehood” with “a shameless willingness to disseminate partial truths or outright fictions.” He “entertains, confuses and overwhelms the audience” with exaggerations and unfounded rumors. His technique is entirely new, confounding decades of conventional wisdom that says effective political messages should stay close to the truth. Donald Trump? No, Vladimir Putin,…

Photo: Russian President Putin chairs meeting with military officials at Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi