The result of a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth is not that the lie will now be accepted as truth, and truth be defamed as lie, but that the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world – and the category of truth vs. falsehood is one of the mental means to this end – is being destroyed.
– Hannah Arendt
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Truth, Lies, and Power, Part 1
Labels: commonplace book, history, politics
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Basically it breeds neurosis by forcing people to ask themselves which seems more likely - is the world going insane, or are they?
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