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Tag: Hannah Arendt

  • Lies in the Time of Corona: Attempts to Inoculate Truth from a Pandemic

    —Andrea Scoseria Katz, NYU School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] The problem with lying in politics, the philosopher Hannah Arendt once pointed out, isn’t that people start to take the lies seriously, but rather that “nobody believes anything any longer”: A people that no longer can believe anything cannot make up its mind.