A culture built on lies

Four years ago, in the midst of the Obama presidency, I published a book called The Road To Character. American culture seemed to be in decent shape and my focus was on how individuals can deepen their inner lives.

This week, in the midst of the Trump presidency, I have another book, The Second Mountain. It's become clear in the interim that things are not in good shape, that our problems are societal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 17, 2019, with the headline 'A culture built on lies'. Print Edition | Subscribe