The Era of the Lie Albert Mohler offers us a question: “Have we now reached a stage of social evolution that is “beyond honesty?”” Dr. Mohler is reacting to a new book by author Ralph Keyes The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life. Mr. Keyes posits that “Deception has become commonplace at all levels of contemporary life.” And I for one, from personal observation of our society would have to agree. Dr. Mohler and Mr. Keyes both bring up valid reasons for why this is occurring. One of which stands out for me as a teacher and a parent. That is the lack of shame or guilt when lying.
E. Stephens, The Examined Life