While the left-leaning media bemoan the rise of a "post-truth" political culture, might not the left wing be just as easy to caricature as "post-factualist" as is the right? Natalie Morningstar examines the figure of the hipster, as liberal consumer par excellence, and argues that a moralising language of truth and reality – of factualism – spans the full breadth of the political spectrum.
Natalie Morningstar is a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. Her research explores the politics of art and the art of politics in the context of urban development and gentrification. She writes and has been known to take photographs, which she periodically posts on Instagram under @ncmorningstar.