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Big lies : from Socrates to social media

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Summary
Big lies are told by governments, politicians, and corporations to avoid responsibility, cast blame on the innocent, win elections, disguise intent, create chaos, and gain power and wealth. Big lies are as old as civilization; they corrupt public ... Read more
Contents
Entreaty -- Masked revelers in a carnival of lies -- The Enlightenment and the unenlightened -- Denial: the short way around science -- Favorite lies about women -- A snowball in France: the blame game -- Soviet mathematics: 2 + 2 = 5 -- The truth... Read more
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309 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
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Tilbury House Publishers 2022

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