Welcome to the Unhypnotize Truth Community!
A great place to discuss conspiracies, UFOs, NWO, truth, reality and enlightenment.

• » Conspiracies Discussions
• » UFOs and Extraterrestrial
• » Spiritual and Paranormal
• » World and Alternative News

Its time to wake up to the global conspiracy...and move beyond...
Our community is here to spread truth, discuss the Global Conspiracy and the world wide Truth Movement!

YES! I want to register for free right now!
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics

  1. #1
    THE FRIENDLY GHOST Active Member Rank CASPER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    South of Canada
    Blog Entries
    Rep Power

    Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics

    Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics By John J. Mearsheimer
    Publisher: O U P 2011 | 160 Pages | ISBN: 0199758735 | PDF | 6 MB

    For more than two decades, John J. Mearsheimer has been regarded as one of the foremost realist thinkers on foreign policy. Clear and incisive as well as a fearlessly honest analyst, his coauthored 2007 New York Times bestseller, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, aroused a firestorm with its unflinching look at the making of America's Middle East policy. Now he takes a look at another controversial but understudied aspect of international relations: lying.

    In Why Leaders Lie, Mearsheimer provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft, identifying the varieties, the reasons, and the potential costs and benefits. Drawing on a wealth of examples, he argues that leaders often lie for good strategic reasons, so a blanket condemnation is unrealistic and unwise. Yet there are other kinds of deception besides lying, including concealment and spinning. Perhaps no distinction is more important than that between lying to another state and lying to one's own people. Mearsheimer was amazed to discover how unusual interstate lying has been; given the atmosphere of distrust among the great powers, he found that outright deceit is difficult to pull off and thus rarely worth the effort. Moreover, it sometimes backfires when it does occur. Khrushchev lied about the size of the Soviet missile force, sparking an American build-up. Eisenhower was caught lying about U-2 spy flights in 1960, which scuttled an upcoming summit with Krushchev. Leaders are more likely to mislead their own publics than other states, sometimes with damaging consequences. Though the reasons may be noble--Franklin Roosevelt, for example, lied to the American people about German U-boats attacking the destroyer USS Greer in 1940, to build a case for war against Hitler-they can easily lead to disaster, as with the Bush administration's falsehoods about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

    There has never been a sharp analysis of international lying. Now a leading expert provides a richly informed and powerfully argued work that will change our understanding of why leaders lie.



    In a perfect world, our dreams will be fulfilled. There would be no hard work or planning ahead, because everything you want would be given to you. In the real world, where we all live, rewards must be earned. The problem most people have is in the day-to-day details of accomplishment. Accomplishment takes a lot of time, sacrifice and effort, and that’s the real rub for a lot of people. But, as Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

  2. #2

    Re: Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics

    This is another one I am going to have to download, Because I know military leaders lie, especially when something really bad happens.

Similar Threads

  1. US: ‘Lying for war is kosher’
    By Rehmat in forum Rehmat's World
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 2nd, 2011, 11:14 PM
  2. The horrible truth starts to dawn on Europe’s leaders
    By Unhypnotized in forum Economy / Currency
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 16th, 2010, 01:40 PM
  3. Truth Action Ottawa 9/11 Truth At Willie Nelson Concert
    By ricklbert in forum September 11th attacks (911)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 9th, 2009, 11:52 PM
  4. Political Leaders for 911 Truth
    By ricklbert in forum September 11th attacks (911)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 10th, 2009, 09:58 AM

Tags for this Thread