As always a thoughtful post, many thanks. Thanks also for the link to the article about Arendt, which I’d missed earlier.

We humans have always had our share of liars because lying is a powerful strategy for gaining advantage. The difference today, I believe, is that lies are amplified by the media and that gives them a power they’ve never had before. As the Russian Ambassador to the UK said a few years ago during a BBC World Service interview, “the truth is whatever we want it to be.”

On a different note, now you’re back in Europe if you’re ever anywhere near Switzerland I’d welcome the opportunity for conversation over coffee sometime provided the notion doesn’t over-step bounds of privacy etc.

Anyone who enjoys my articles here on Medium may be interested in my books Why Democracy Failed and The Praying Ape, both available from Amazon.

Anyone who enjoys my articles here on Medium may be interested in my books Why Democracy Failed and The Praying Ape, both available from Amazon.