Tag Archives: Romney Lies

Confirming Mencken

H. L. Mencken once commented that nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. But he was cynical about everything – and reporting on the Scopes trial probably made him even less inclined to get all warm and fuzzy … Continue reading

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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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