On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt

A reread from my college journalism days. Not pertinent to the state of our union today. Nope, no sir. 


[…] In fact, people do tend to be more tolerant of bullshit than lies, perhaps because we are less inclined to take the former as a personal affront. We may seek to distance ourselves from bullshit, but we are more likely to turn away from it with an impatient or irritated shrug than with the sense of violation or outrage that lies often inspire.
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