Berto Jongman: Charles Lewis on 935 Lies – Can A Democracy Lie to Death?

Corruption, Government
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Great interview.

Can a democracy die of too many lies?

BOOK: 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity

Facts are and must be the coin of the realm in a democracy, for government “of the people, by the people and for the people,” requires and assumes to some extent an informed citizenry. Unfortunately, for citizens in the United States and throughout the world, distinguishing between fact and fiction has always been a formidable challenge, often with real life and death consequences. But now it is more difficult and confusing than ever. The Internet Age makes comment indistinguishable from fact, and erodes authority. It is liberating but annihilating at the same time.