When Presidents Lie A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences by Eric Alterman

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Subjects:

  • Politics / Current Events,
  • U.S. President,
  • Political Science,
  • Presidents,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political ethics,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Political Freedom & Security - International Secur,
  • Deception,
  • Foreign relations,
  • Political Science / History & Theory,
  • Therese,
  • General,
  • United States

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7641219M
ISBN 100670032093
ISBN 109780670032099

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This book points to the consequences of the lies told by our presidents. Alterman has thoroughly researched this subject, and eloquently tells the story of what happens when presidents lie, the reverberating consequences, and how those lies, once put into the public arena, have continued to be perpetrated by subsequent presidents/5.

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One of the best-known left-of-center journalist-historians in America, Alterman argues that those costs are not merely moral but practical. As examples, he uses four key lies told by 4/5(4). Jan 21,  · When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences (Penguin Lives Series) - Kindle edition by Eric Alterman.

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By Eric Alterman. Viking. $ ERIC ALTERMAN has two concerns with lies by presidents: the erosion of public.

Feb 09,  · Announce a political campaign, write a book. This two-step is a national pastime. In “Author in Chief,” Craig Fehrman dives deeper into the books that have been written by presidents, before. About Truth or Lie: Presidents!. Just in time for Presidents’ Day and the election.

Proficient readers will enjoy hunting down the TRUTH about several of our U.S. presidents in. Interviews. An Interview with Eric Alterman. Barnes & fencingveterans2013.com: When Presidents Lie is subtitled "A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences." Why this book, and why now.

Eric Alterman: Well, I began this book 11 years ago, inspired by a footnote in an essay by my doctoral dissertation adviser at Stanford, Bart Bernstein, that speculated on whether Lyndon Johnson might have been Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.

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He also reveals the cumulative effect of this deception-each lie a president tells makes it more acceptable for subsequent presidents to lie-and the media's complicity in spreading misinformation.

Donald Trump, then, represents not an aberration but the culmination of an age-old fencingveterans2013.com: Eric Alterman. When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences addresses its subject not from a moral perspective, but from a pragmatic one, and discovers that in the end, honesty in government is, in fact, the best policy.

Journalist and historian Eric Alterman’s meticulous research is drawn from primary-source materials, both. Reviewing a book about the role of falsehood in the “Age of Trump,” MSNBC host Chris What the media rarely include in their assessment of Trump’s truthfulness is that all presidents lie.

Nov 24,  · You want the truth. You can't handle the truth. We say we want a president to be honest but many of our greatest presidents were our biggest liars, scholars say. This is an eye-opening book about Presidential Deception.

The author covers the deceptions of five different presidents in a nonpartisan manner. Eric Alterman throughout the book maintains the position that American Presidents owe the American people the truth and should not engage in the deception that he has discovered in too many cases.5/5(5).

WHEN PRESIDENTS LIE: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences Eric Alterman, Author. Viking $ (p) ISBN This book's historical grounding sets it apart from.

Jan 01,  · Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame, and What the Neighbors Thought is a biography of different presidents intended for the intermediate aged children. This book takes an intimate look into the lives of the presidents beginning with President George /5.

So, do presidents (and other national leaders) lie. Of course. The main premise of Feldman's book is that we all lie, and lie more frequently than we think. But most often these lies are. Jul 26,  · If you think about it, this has been more or less the norm in American politics, to the extent that it’s normal for the government to lie at all.

When presidents aren’t truthful, it’s because the repercussions of telling the truth are thought to be unbearable.

Jul 29,  · And the one who has the longer track record of prevarication on this topic. Trump is implicated in -- he is the architect of -- the original lie, about the.

When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences addresses its subject not from a moral perspective, but from a pragmatic one, and discovers that in the end, honesty in government is, in fact, the best policy.

At a time when most Americans assume that their presidents lie to them, no book could be more essential than bestselling author Eric Alterman's devastating analysis of the costs of executive duplicity.

One of the best-known left-of-center journalist-historians in America, Alterman argues that those costs are not merely moral but practical. As examples, he uses four key lies told by presidents. Jun 27,  · The New York Times Sunday published an extraordinary definitive list of the more than lies Donald Trump has told as president.

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Sep 03,  · Mr. Alterman talked about his forthcoming book When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences, published by Viking fencingveterans2013.com book draws a. Mar 20,  · All the President’s Lies. By David Leonhardt. March 20, ; George W.

Bush didn’t lie when he said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and Obama didn’t lie when he said people who. Jan 27,  · Calling Out a Presidential Lie. pragmatic problem with official lies is their amoeba-like penchant for self-replication,” writes Eric Alterman in his book, When Presidents Lie.

Apr 11,  · The Library of Congress lists more than 7, books on American presidents, but according to one librarian, there may be a quarter of a million more not in the library’s fencingveterans2013.com: Allen Barra.

About It Was All a Lie. From the most successful Republican political operative of his generation, a searing, unflinching, and deeply personal exposé of how his party became what it is today Stuart Stevens spent decades electing Republicans at every level, from presidents to senators to local officials.

This theory was used in the film National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, and claims that the Presidents of the United States have passed down a book from Washington to Obama, in which some or all have added facts and histories earth-shattering in scope and implications, and that this book’s location is only known to the President, and the National Librarian of Congress.

Oct 09,  · In "Presidents of War," historian Michael Beschloss looks at how U.S. presidents have bypassed Congress to go to war. A book review. Presidents may lie about war. Get this from a library. When presidents lie: a history of official deception and its consequences. [Eric Alterman] -- This is a "historical examination of four specific post-World War II presidential lies whose consequences were greater than could ever have been predicted"--Publisher description.

Well, everybody seems to appreciate the importance of that lie—even Eric Alterman, author of the book When Presidents Lie. Even our first honest president, George Washington, had to keep certain Author: Abigail Cutler. Jul 25,  · The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy to Obama.

David Priess (Public Affairs, ) pps., notes, index. Reviewed by Jason U. Manosevitz. As far as we know, George Washington never told a lie. But telling “taradiddles,” or fibs, while in office goes back at least as far as John Quincy Adams, Eric Alterman explains in his new book When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences.

In light of George W. Bush’s war in Iraq, which Alterman examines in the book’s conclusion, When Presidents Lie is a warning—one more relevant today than ever before—that the only way to prevent these lies is America’s collective demand for truth.

Bill Clinton may be the first to be impeached for it, but he isn’t the only president who flat-out lied to the American people while in fencingveterans2013.com, the record suggests that when presidents lie Author: Suzie Larsen. Nov 24,  · The moral of the story — Washington was a great leader because he would not lie, and all presidents should be as honest as our founding father.

But then we close the children’s book and. How Presidents Lie By Victor Davis Hanson. Obama suggested that he scarcely knew either shady character, but he somehow named his book The Audacity of Hope from a slogan of the former.

Dec 03,  · The mystical book as told in the movie National Treasure, probably doesn’t exist. But there is a President’s Secret Book. Obama in August 20, claims that he saw this Secret Book. And that there is some sort of Presidential Briefing for incomi.

"I've never read a better explanation of why presidents lie."—John W. Dean, former counsel to President Nixon, The Washington Monthly By the end of the twentieth century, after decades of demoralizing revelations about the mendacity of their elected officials, most Americans had come to accept the fact that deception was not only an accepted practice in government but also pervasive.Dec 31,  · Just in time for Presidents' Day and the election!

Proficient readers will enjoy hunting down the TRUTH about several of our U.S. presidents in this book, part of an innovative new series. President William Howard Taft, the twenty-seventh president of the United States, got stuck in the White House bathtub, right?

>That's a LIE!The lie: “We’ve signed more bills — and I’m talking about through the legislature — than any president ever.” This was a statement made by President Trump on “Made in America Day.

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