Rise of Political Lying by Peter Oborne
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Rise of Political Lying
By Peter Oborne

The Rise of Political Lying

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Rise of Political Lying by Peter Oborne

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Being "economical with the truth" has become almost a jokey euphemism for the political lie -- a cosy insider's phrase for the disingenuousness that is now accepted as part and parcel of political life. But as we face the third term of a government that has elevated this kind of economics almost to an art form, is it now time to question the creeping invasion of falsehood? What does the rise of the political lie say about our society? At what point, if we have not reached it already, will we cease to believe a word politicians say? Tracing the history of political falsehood back to its earliest days but focusing specifically on the exponential rise of the phenomenon during the Major and Blair governments, Peter Oborne demonstrates that the truth has become an increasingly slippery concept in recent years. From woolly pronouncements that are designed merely to obfuscate to outright and blatant lies whose intention is to deceive, the political lie is never far from the surface. And its prevalence has led to a catastrophic decline in trust, at a time when people are more politicised than ever. Rigorous, riveting, and profoundly shocking, this is a devastating book about one of the single biggest issues facing us today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743275606
ISBN-10: 0743275608
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne is a regular commentator on politics for television, and chief political commentator of the Daily Telegraph. He is the author of several previous books including the acclaimed Alastair Campbell: New labour and the Rise of the Media Class, The Rise of Political Lying, The Triumph of the Political Class, and Basil D'Oliveira, Cricket and Conspiracy: The Untold Story which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 2004.

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