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The Resource Lying in state : why presidents lie -- and why Trump is worse, Eric Alterman

Lying in state : why presidents lie -- and why Trump is worse, Eric Alterman

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Lying in state : why presidents lie -- and why Trump is worse
Title
Lying in state
Title remainder
why presidents lie -- and why Trump is worse
Statement of responsibility
Eric Alterman
Title variation
Why presidents lie -- and why Trump is worse
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Language
eng
Summary
"The definitive history of presidential lying, revealing how our standards for truthfulness have eroded-and why Trump's lies are especially dangerous. If there's one thing we know about Donald Trump, it's that he lies. But he's by no means the first president to do so. In Lying in State, Eric Alterman asks how we ended up with such a pathologically dishonest commander in chief, showing that, from early on, the United States has persistently expanded its power and hegemony on the basis of presidential lies. He also reveals the cumulative effect of this deception-each lie a president tells makes it more acceptable for subsequent presidents to lie-and the media's complicity in spreading misinformation. Donald Trump, then, represents not an aberration but the culmination of an age-old trend. Full of vivid historical examples and trenchant analysis, Lying in State is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how we arrived in this age of alternative facts."--
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Alterman, Eric
Dewey number
177/.30973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Presidents
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • United States
  • Political ethics
  • Political ethics
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • United States
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Lying in state : why presidents lie -- and why Trump is worse, Eric Alterman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1112282579
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 402 pages
Isbn
9781541616820
Lccn
2020008737
System control number
(OCoLC)1112282579
Label
Lying in state : why presidents lie -- and why Trump is worse, Eric Alterman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1112282579
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 402 pages
Isbn
9781541616820
Lccn
2020008737
System control number
(OCoLC)1112282579

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