CounterPunch: Living with Truth Decay

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Living With Truth Decay

“Once a policy has been adopted and implemented, all subsequent activity becomes an effort to justify it”  — Barbara Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam (1984. p. 245).

Diderot’s definition: You can divide facts into three types: the divine, the natural and man-made. The first belongs to theology; the second to philosophy and the third to history. All are equally open to question.