Thursday, February 08, 2007

Begging to differ

In the current NYRB (February 15) is a review by Janet Malcolm of Allen Shawn's book. I've so far read no further than the very first paragraph, in which this statement is to be found: "Those who have been lied to are especially prone to compulsive truth-telling." I couldn't disagree more. Those who have not been lied to are the most trusting and therefore more candid in general and open about their opinions and aspects of their lives; those who have been lied to or otherwise deceived tend to be wary and reserved.


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