If We Don’t Fix This, We Can’t Fix Anything

Jon Ward
9 min readJul 23, 2021
“The Tower of Babel” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1563

We are living through a crisis of historic proportions. The stakes could not be higher.

Here’s the problem: we can’t agree as a society about what is true and false. I’m not talking about the deeper questions of life or the mysteries of the universe or matters of religious faith. I’m talking about matters of basic fact.