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The Vain Man Gloats

This was the weekend that Donald Trump gloated. He had fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017, but that had backfired. Comey had told Congress the Trump campaign had been under investigation since the summer before – something … Continue reading

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Lying for Fun and Profit

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 then-president of Harvard. She … Continue reading

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When Sorrows Come

“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” Claudius says that near the end of the fourth act of Hamlet. Everything is going wrong. Hamlet is onto him. Hamlet knows just what Claudius did to become king … Continue reading

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