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The Emet Factor: Blatant Lies and Brutal Honesty

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/the_emet_factor_blatant_lies_and_brutal_honesty_20091009

There is something especially disturbing about pathological lying. To look someone in the eye and know they are telling a blatant falsehood breaks the social structures that make our society work. So when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sat down with Larry King recently, looked him in the eye, and said he had “academic ques-tions” about the existence of the Holocaust, it was very difficult not to get angry.

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