The professor wrote a book, ‘Why Leaders Lie‘.
We’re nuts if we don’t know.
This book is many citations of whopping lies throughout history. Of course this is a good book.
Slate says it’s ‘willful falsification’. When character refuses worth, says me.
Leaders lie to their own people more than they do to foreign audiences, says Professor Mearsheimer. He’s taught at the University of Chicago for 28 years. His video interview on C-Span is fun. He adds color, insight, charm. He’s convincing.
Sociopaths lie. Leaders lie. Detestable.
We know far too little about leaders.
We are damaged by our ignorance.