Category Archives: Lying

Mendacity Squared

People lie because lying works. There was that seminal 1979 book on the matter – Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life – by the formidable Sissela Bok – the daughter of two Nobel Prize winners and married to the then-president of Harvard. … Continue reading

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Deciding Who Is Lying To Themselves

People lie because lying works. There was that seminal 1979 book on lying – Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life – by the formidable Sissela Bok – the daughter of two Nobel Prize winners and married to the … Continue reading

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But Never Really Lying

All of politics seems to rest on claims and counterclaims – one side says something is true and the other side says no, it’s not. You could look at the empirical evidence and argue that one side or the other … Continue reading

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