Lying, for free
Posted on August 1, 2012
Can we “radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie”? Author Sam Harris seems to think so — he defended that proposal in his recent 48-page e-book, Lying.
But while Lying has been on sale for months at a cost of $1.99, Harris is now offering it for free. Why, you ask?
Because of Jonah Lehrer, the now-disgraced journalist who was caught fabricating quotes:
I consistently meet smart, well-intentioned, and otherwise ethical people who do not seem to realize how quickly and needlessly lying can destroy their relationships and reputations. This is why I wrote a short ebook on the subject. Since it contains more or less everything I want to say in response to the Lehrer debacle, I’m offering the full text of LYING as a free download for the rest of the week.
Better get reading.