Lying as America's Pastime

Saltzman, Joe
July 2006
USA Today Magazine;Jul2006, Vol. 135 Issue 2734, p25
The article discusses the act of lying as becoming an integral part of society in the U.S. Everybody lies. From the president of the U.S. to Congress to the smallest citizen in the country, we are a nation of liars. White lies are rationalized by young and old alike as a way of being kind to people. One survey determined that 90% of Americans lie under certain circumstances. Members of the clergy have been caught in mistruths concerning financial dealings, corrupt practices and pedophilia.


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