A Book Review - Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (INALIENABLE RIGHTS) by Cass R. Sunstein


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The author breaks down the topic, proposes a mental model, proves it in practice (by verifying how it applies in real-life cases). The final effect is surprisingly ... satisfying.
The other reason (why it makes sense to reach for "Liars" now, in 2021) is how it refers to some of the key problems present in the global public space: the subjectivity of "truth", high polarization of opinions, lack of understanding of what "the freedom of speech" is/should be. The timing couldn't have been better.
The book helps you to answer such questions like: what major players in social media space should do about falsehoods? what governments should do? should lying be punished by law? all 'kinds' of lying?
"Liars" get a bit too repetitive in the end (last 20-30%), but in general I've enjoyed reading this book A LOT. Highly recommended

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