The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- Oct. 27th, 2013

First, what do dictators, CEOs, and political leaders have in common? We’ll explore some of their strategies for getting and keeping power with Alastair Smith, coauthor of, The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics..

  • Alastair Smith, Professor of Politics, NYU.

Then, on the Scholars’ Circle, we look at deception and lying. Some scholars say that deception is ubiquitous and normal in all human interactions, that lying is useful and possibly even biological. Others suggest that there is a cost to lying even for white lies. What is the truth about lying?

  • Sr. Fellow Sissela Bok, Harvard University. Former Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University. Author of Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life
  • David Livingstone Smith,  Professor of Philosophy, University of New England.  Author of Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind
  • Charles V. Ford,  Professor of Psychiatry at School of Medicine, University of Alabama. Author of Lies! Lies!! Lies!!!: The Psychology of Deceit

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