At the end of the 2016 election cycle, the Oxford English Dictionary revealed its word of the year, post-truth. Why that word? Because it captured the mood of the culture. The term was coined back in 1992 but in 2016, the usage of the word had increased by 2000 percent.  I have heard the word postmodern plenty of times. But what is the difference between post-modern and post-truth? The mindset in postmodernism is that  objective truth does not exist. But in post-truth, the person believes that objective truth exists, but they subordinate truth to their preferences, or their comfort. In other words, one doesn’t care that truth exists or what the truth is if it doesn’t line up with one’s preferences. This makes post-truth even more dangerous. — Claudia Kalmikov (from, How To Respond To One Who Doesn’t Care About Truth)