The Prevalence of Deceit
Brand: Cornell University Press

The Prevalence of Deceit

  • Publish Date: 1991-02-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: F.G. Bailey

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In this engaging book, F. G. Bailey looks at the deeds and words of politicians in the United States, in India, and elsewhere; and at the behavior of ordinary people, mostly in village India. He demonstrates that there is a vast confusion about truth, that in politics claims to have a monopoly on truth can rarely be sustained, and that people often find themselves treating what they believe to be false as if it were true, because it pays to do so.

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