Factory of Lies or How to Succeed at Politics
Trust me. This New Yorker article, “The Lie Factory,” by Jill Lepore is one of the most important reads of the year. It is, to use her word, “thrilling” to read, though also sad. You will learn more about the famous author of The Jungle than you ever knew.
Lepore explains why politics has become such a big business, completely out of touch with the people. We all know this at our core, but we continue to play along by paying attention–cursory though it may be–to political conventions and debates. We fool ourselves into thinking that politicians want our votes, but that’s just a whole lot of window dressing.
So, is there any hope that American politics can actually be held publicly accountable or is the Walmartization here to stay?