Liars like Johnson and Trump – A hard-hitting article in Open Democracy – well worth a read.

Why is power nowadays going to these clownish entertainers with no morals?

Why truth is too weak to stop a liar like Boris Johnson

Dominic Cummings, before he became the prime minister’s would-be Rasputin, wrote that Münzenberg dazzled the intelligentsia, was “frighteningly effective” and “the most brilliant propagandist”. His techniques were the basis of most modern PR, said Cummings. And chief among them was that even educated people “tend to get their political views from feelings, mood, Zeitgeist and fashion… It is a mistake to think that the better educated are ‘more rational’ in their political analysis; often they are less rational.”

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Why truth is too weak to stop a liar like Boris Johnson | openDemocracy

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