Truthful Hyperbole

Lesson 9: Truth and Christian Half Truths

Lesson 9: Truth and Christian Half Truths

My initial plan was to offer a brief response to what modern election campaigns have done to our understandings of truth and falsehood. That all went up in smoke when fake news and alternative facts became tactics for governing. Just last week, Time magazine’s feature article examined the effects of a president who openly acknowledges […]

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Lesson 1: Trust

Lesson 1: Trust

The present concern with fake news and a post-truth culture goes deeper than we usually acknowledge. I pulled out some quotes from Sissela Bok’s 1978 book, Lying, that I used when writing about trust decades ago. She wrote that ‚Äútrust in some degree of veracity functions as a foundation of relations among human beings: when […]

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