From Sideline to Frontline: STS in the Trump Era

Daniel Lee Kleinman


The Trump presidency and its relationship to science and truth have prompted considerable reflection as well as significant action by STS scholars.  Among those thinking, speaking, and acting are the authors of the articles in this thematic collection.  This brief introduction summarizes the major strands in each of the articles, placing them in the context of current political trends.


post-truth; post-fact; anti-science; Trump

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Kessler, Glenn, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly. 2019. “President Trump has made 13, 435 false or misleading claims over 993 days.” The Washington Post.

Sismondo, Sergio. 2017. “Post-Truth?” Social Studies of Science. 47(1): 3-6.


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