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Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond

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What kind of hypocrite should voters choose as their next leader? The question seems utterly cynical. But, as David Runciman suggests, it is actually much more cynical to pretend that politics can ever be completely sincere. The most dangerous form of political hypocrisy is to claim to have a politics without hypocrisy. "Political Hypocrisy" is a timely, and timeless, book ...more
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Published May 14th 2014 by Princeton University Press (first published 2008)
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Kerry
WOOO! My brain needed a rest after this one. A little tougher than my average Nancy Drew books. This doozy was written by David Runciman, a professor at Oxford University, where he teaches his class. The chapters are basically summaries of his own dissertations and lectures of the topic of Political Hypocrisy. And hot shit it's good.

In some of the essential points that Runciman seems to be trying to get across, one main one is that not all hypocrisy in politics is evil, the key lies in being ab
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Rebecca Johnson
A fantastic, broad-sweeping, intellectual account of the problem of hypocrisy in political life, and how it has been discussed in the history of political thought
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