Peter Sloterdijk: “truth … can withstand mockery”

Very fitting for our present time. Especially in the US.

Dover Beach

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“How much truth is contained in something can be best determined by making it thoroughly laughable and then watching to see how much joking around it can take. For truth is a matter that can withstand mockery, that is freshened by any ironic gesture directed at it. Whatever cannot withstand satire is false.”
-Peter Sloterdijk

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