Matt Bennett

University of Cambridge


Latest posts

Following the science: trust, experts, and COVID-19

Posted on 20 April 2020 by Matt Bennett

Students of recent social epistemology could be forgiven for thinking that the world’s social and political problems begin and end with the threat of “fake news”. The thought is that something new and dangerous has emerged at the end of the end of history: a “post-truth” new world order in which populist demagogues deny the
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Which crisis of trust?

Posted on 24 February 2020 by Matt Bennett

The UK Labour Party’s leadership contest is well underway after heavy defeat in the 2019 General Election. There is nothing close to consensus within the Party about why things went wrong, and still very little agreement on the most high-profile political issues. Members could be forgiven, then, for taking solace in one area of apparent
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