Nobody sees the contradiction here? We should value "truth" only because (and, by implication, only when) it has political value? It's the same old "truth is illusory, only power matters" schitck, only updated in light of Leo Strauss (as portrayed by the mass media).
So if, like the author and his intended audience, you are starting from a post-modern belief that truth does not exist, you can rephrase that argument as:
Truth is illusory, only power matters, but "bad" things will happen if we don't pretend that truth exists.
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