Fake news, the veracity of the media, disingenuous politicians, extreme advertising, tabloid magazines - the truth seems under assault. What would it be like if no one expected the truth in their everyday lives? Is the truth necessary to a successful society?
Evidence from religious texts dating from antiquity shows that lying and deception have been of concern to humans for millennia. Shakespeare said ‘Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honour, I lose myself’. None of us like to be lied to but have we become more accepting of deception? Is the truth still necessary to a successful society? Ruth Copland explores this topic via on-the-street interviews. (Broadcast on 6 May).
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